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

1570–80; < Dutch sondauw (compare German Sonnentau), translation of Latin rōs sōlis dew of the sun Unabridged
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sundew (ˈsʌnˌdjuː)
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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Example sentences
The sundew's red and green, spatulate leaves are covered with sticky hairs.
The insect is caught by the mucilage, then the sundew digests it.
Other carnivorous plants, such as the sundew, produce a sticky material that
  catches insects.
The sundew uses its sparkling, sticky surface to entice and trap insects.
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