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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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(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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any of several small bog or aquatic plants, esp. of the genus Drosera.
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|Noun||1.||sundew - 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
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