sundew

noun
sun·​dew | \ ˈsən-(ˌ)dü How to pronounce sundew (audio) , -(ˌ)dyü \

Definition of sundew

: any of a genus (Drosera of the family Droseraceae, the sundew family) of bog-inhabiting insectivorous herbs having leaves covered with gland-tipped adhesive hairs

Examples of sundew in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Cape sundew, as it’s often called, tolerates temperatures down to freezing and into the high 90s with ease, and with proper care, will reward you with stalks of purple flowers. Sunset Magazine, 16 Oct. 2020 The Cape sundew, as it’s often called, tolerates temperatures down to freezing and into the high 90s with ease, and with proper care, will reward you with stalks of purple flowers. Sunset Magazine, 16 Oct. 2020 The Cape sundew, as it’s often called, tolerates temperatures down to freezing and into the high 90s with ease, and with proper care, will reward you with stalks of purple flowers. Sunset Magazine, 16 Oct. 2020 The Cape sundew, as it’s often called, tolerates temperatures down to freezing and into the high 90s with ease, and with proper care, will reward you with stalks of purple flowers. Sunset Magazine, 16 Oct. 2020 The Cape sundew, as it’s often called, tolerates temperatures down to freezing and into the high 90s with ease, and with proper care, will reward you with stalks of purple flowers. Sunset Magazine, 16 Oct. 2020 The Cape sundew, as it’s often called, tolerates temperatures down to freezing and into the high 90s with ease, and with proper care, will reward you with stalks of purple flowers. Sunset Magazine, 16 Oct. 2020 The Cape sundew, as it’s often called, tolerates temperatures down to freezing and into the high 90s with ease, and with proper care, will reward you with stalks of purple flowers. Dylan Sheng, Sunset Magazine, 14 Oct. 2020 Many of those species, like the sundew, live nowhere else. William Atkins, Harper's Magazine, 23 June 2020

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First Known Use of sundew

1578, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

19 Oct 2021

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“Sundew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sundew. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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