Roridula

noun
Ro·​rid·​u·​la | \ rȯˈrijələ \

Definition of Roridula

: a genus of southern African insectivorous undershrubs (family Droseraceae) having entire or pinnatifid leaves and white or red flowers with a 3-celled ovary

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History and Etymology for Roridula

New Latin, probably from Latin roridus dewy + -ula

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“Roridula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Roridula. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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