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Any of numerous carnivorous plants of the genus Pinguicula, having a basal rosette of leaves coated with a sticky secretion that traps small insects.
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(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
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but•ter•wort(ˈbʌt ərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)
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.
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|Noun||1.||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 insects|
carnivorous plant - plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals
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