butterwort

butterwort

[buht-er-wurt, -wawrt]
noun
any small, carnivorous plant of the genus Pinguicula, having leaves that secrete a viscid substance in which small insects are caught.

Origin:
1590–1600; butter + wort2

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butterwort (ˈbʌtəˌwɜːt)
 
n
a plant of the genus Pinguicula, esp P. vulgaris, that grows in wet places and has violet-blue spurred flowers and fleshy greasy glandular leaves on which insects are trapped and digested: family Lentibulariaceae

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