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
plural drosophylla
: any plant of the genus Drosophyllum

called also flycatcher

Word History


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 23 Jun. 2024.

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