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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of gamopetalous plants of the order Lentibularieæ, characterized by the spreading posterior corolla-lobe, the four- to five-parted calyx, and the terminal one-celled anthers.
  • noun [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
  • noun [l. c] A small painless tumor of the conjunctiva, usually situated close to the edge of the cornea. Also called interpalpebral blotch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) See butterwort.

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  • noun botany Any of the genus Pinguicula of butterworts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun butterworts: a large genus of almost stemless carnivorous bog plants; Europe and America to Antarctica

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From the genus name.

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