drosera

noun
dros·era | \ ˈdräsərə \

Definition of drosera 

1 capitalized : the type genus of Droseraceae comprising numerous low perennial or biennial bog-inhabiting insectivorous plants generally with leaves in a basal tuft and flowers in a one-sided racemose inflorescence on a naked scape — see sundew

2 plural -s

a : any plant of the genus Drosera

b : the air-dried flowering plant of either of two droseras (D. rotundifolia and D. longifolia) formerly used in the medication of chest disorders

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History and Etymology for drosera

New Latin, from Greek, feminine of droseros dewy, watery, from drosos dew, water

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