drosophyllum

noun
dros·​o·​phyl·​lum | \ ˌdräsəˈfiləm \

Definition of drosophyllum

1 capitalized : a genus of insectivorous plants (family Droseraceae) having narrow leaves arranged like those of plants of the genus Drosera and yellow flowers with 10 stamens — compare sundew
2 plural drosophylla\ -​lə \ : any plant of the genus Drosophyllum

called also flycatcher

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History and Etymology for drosophyllum

New Latin, from Greek drosos + New Latin -phyllum

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“Drosophyllum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drosophyllum. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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