drosera

noun dros·era \ˈdräsərə\

Definition of drosera

  1. 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. 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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Origin and Etymology of drosera

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


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