Any of a group of insectivorous plants that catch insects by sticky droplets ("dew") at the end of hairs on the leafs. Most of these plants belong to the genus Drosera: these grow in boggy ground all over the world.

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  • Sundew — Sun dew , n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Drosera, low bog plants whose leaves are beset with pediceled glands which secrete a viscid fluid that glitters like dewdrops and attracts and detains insects. After an insect is caught, the glands curve …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sundew — ► NOUN ▪ a small carnivorous plant of boggy places, with leaves bearing sticky hairs for trapping insects …   English terms dictionary

  • sundew — [sun′do͞o΄, sun′dyo͞o΄] n. [transl. of ML ros solis < L ros, dew (see RACE1) + solis, gen. of sol,SUN1] DROSERA adj. designating a family (Droseraceae, order Nepenthales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the Venus flytrap …   English World dictionary

  • Sundew — Taxobox name = Drosera image width = 250px image caption = Drosera tokaiensis regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Droseraceae genus = Drosera genus authority = L. subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • sundew — /sun dooh , dyooh /, n. any of several small, carnivorous bog plants of the genus Drosera, having sticky hairs that trap insects. Also called dew plant, rosa solis. [1570 80; < D sondauw (cf. G Sonnentau), trans. of L ros solis dew of the sun] *… …   Universalium

  • sundew — noun Date: 1578 any of a genus (Drosera of the family Droseraceae, the sundew family) of bog inhabiting insectivorous herbs having leaves covered with gland tipped adhesive hairs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sundew — noun a small carnivorous plant of boggy places, with leaves bearing sticky hairs for trapping insects. [Genus Drosera: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • sundew — sun•dew [[t]ˈsʌnˌdu, ˌdyu[/t]] n. pln any of several small bog or aquatic plants, esp. of the genus Drosera[/ex] • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • sundew — /ˈsʌndju / (say sundyooh) noun any of a group of small bog plants, species of the genus Drosera, with sticky hairs that capture insects. {translation of Latin ros solis dew of the sun} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sundew —   Mikinalo …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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