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sun·dew

 (sŭn′do͞o′, -dyo͞o′)
n.
Any of various insectivorous plants of the genus Drosera, growing in wet areas and having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap insects. Also called drosera.

[Obsolete Dutch sondauw (translation of Latin rōs sōlis, dew of the sun) : son, sun (from Middle Dutch sonne; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots) + dauw, dew (from Middle Dutch dau; see dheu- in Indo-European roots).]
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sundew

(ˈsʌnˌdjuː)
n
(Plants) 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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sun•dew

(ˈsʌnˌdu, -ˌdyu)

n.
any of several small bog or aquatic plants, esp. of the genus Drosera.
[1570–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sundew - any of various bog plants of the genus Drosera having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insectssundew - any of various bog plants of the genus Drosera having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects; cosmopolitan in distribution
carnivorous plant - plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals
Drosera, genus Drosera - the type genus of Droseraceae including many low bog-inhabiting insectivorous plants
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Translations
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sundew

[ˈsʌndjuː] Nrocío m de sol
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