Aldrovanda

noun Al·dro·van·da \ˌal-drō-ˈvan-də\

Definition of Aldrovanda

  1. :  a genus of floating aquatic plants (family Droseraceae) found from southern Europe to Australia having small white flowers and whorls of leaves that act as traps for insects

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Origin and Etymology of aldrovanda

New Latin, from Ulisse Aldrovandi †1605 Italian naturalist


First Known Use: circa 1773


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