Sundew meaning

sŭndo͝o, -dyo͝o
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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.
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Any of a genus (Drosera) of small plants of the sundew family, having leaves covered with adhesive hairs that trap insects, which are digested by the plant.
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Designating a family (Droseraceae, order Nepenthales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the Venus' flytrap.
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Any of a group of insectivorous plants in the genus Drosera that catch insects by sticky droplets ("dew") at the end of hairs on the leafs and grow in boggy ground all over the world.
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Origin of sundew

  • Obsolete Dutch sondauw (translation of Latin rōs sōlis dew of the sun) son sun (from Middle Dutch sonne sāwel- in Indo-European roots) dauw dew (from Middle Dutch dau dheu-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • sun +"Ž dew

    From Wiktionary