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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