lustwort
Sundew Sun"dew`, n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Drosera, low bog plants whose leaves are beset with pediceled glands which secrete a viscid fluid that glitters like dewdrops and attracts and detains insects. After an insect is caught, the glands curve inward like tentacles and the leaf digests it. Called also {lustwort}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(Drosera)


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