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but·ter·wort

 (bŭt′ər-wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
Any of numerous carnivorous plants of the genus Pinguicula, having a basal rosette of leaves coated with a sticky secretion that traps small insects.

butterwort

(ˈbʌtəˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) 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

but•ter•wort

(ˈbʌt ərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

n.
any of various small carnivorous bog plants of the genus Pinguicula, of the bladderwort family, having leaves that secrete a sticky substance in which small insects are caught.
[1590–1600]
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Noun1.butterwort - any of numerous carnivorous bog plants of the genus Pinguicula having showy purple or yellow or white flowers and a rosette of basal leaves coated with a sticky secretion to trap small insectsbutterwort - any of numerous carnivorous bog plants of the genus Pinguicula having showy purple or yellow or white flowers and a rosette of basal leaves coated with a sticky secretion to trap small insects
carnivorous plant - plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals
genus Pinguicula, Pinguicula - butterworts: a large genus of almost stemless carnivorous bog plants; Europe and America to Antarctica
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dereceden bir Butterwort bant durduran filtre ile zayiflatilmistir.
Leaf color of the butterwort, Pingaicula vallisneriifolia, was thought to attract insects (Zamora, 1995).
Butterworts are another New York member of the flypaper group, for which we have one species, common butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris).
We've found several interesting carnivorous plants already during the first season of our study," he enthused, "such as bladder-wort, sun dews, and yellow butterwort," using their common names.
The lakes host three rare and endangered species of fish - the vendace, schelly and Arctic charr - and on the shores you might find sundew and butterwort, two of the few native carnivorous plants.
Other common machair flowers include daisies and buttercups, knapweed, harebell, centaury and butterwort.
In the absence of starter culture, leaves of the butterwort plant (pinguicula vulgaris) is added to the milk and incubated at 1720[degrees]C until the milk has coagulated [7,20,6].
Butterwort THEY develop their best colours in brightly lit environments but do quite well indoors.
Curve-seed Butterwort (Ceratocephala testiculata) was reported for South Bass Island (Cusick 1989).
Those, plus Marsh and Butterfly Orchids, Butterwort, Common Louse Wort, Mountain Everlasting and Spotted Rock Rose - rare plants in Wales - have all returned to these cliffs since the ponies arrived.
Butterwort plants have such shiny leaves that they look like they have been buttered.