Al·​dro·​van·​da | \ ˌal-drō-ˈvan-də \

Definition of Aldrovanda

: 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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First Known Use of Aldrovanda

circa 1773, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aldrovanda

New Latin, from Ulisse Aldrovandi †1605 Italian naturalist

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“Aldrovanda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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