Sun dew

sundew

[suhn-doo, -dyoo]
noun
any of several small, carnivorous bog plants of the genus Drosera, having sticky hairs that trap insects.
Also called dew plant, rosa solis.


Origin:
1570–80; < Dutch sondauw (compare German Sonnentau), translation of Latin rōs sōlis dew of the sun

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sundew (ˈsʌnˌdjuː)
 
n
any of several bog plants of the genus Drosera, having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects: family Droseraceae
 
[C16: translation of Latin ros solis]

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