butterwort

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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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Sporting bright purple flowers, common butterworts are sometimes called bog-violets, however, they are not violets and have stalked, mucilaginous glands on their leaves, similar to sundews, though smaller.