butterwort

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noun but·ter·wort \-ˌwərt, -ˌwȯrt\

Definition of butterwort

  1. :  any of a genus (Pinguicula) of herbs of the bladderwort family with fleshy leaves that produce a viscid secretion serving to capture and digest insects

1597

First Known Use of butterwort

1597


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