butterwort
noun Date: 1597 any of a genus (Pinguicula) of herbs of the bladderwort family with fleshy leaves that produce a viscid secretion serving to capture and digest insects

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  • Butterwort — But ter*wort , n. (Bot.) A genus of low herbs ({Pinguicula}) having simple leaves which secrete from their glandular upper surface a viscid fluid, to which insects adhere, after which the margin infolds and the insects are digested by the plant.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butterwort — [but′ərwʉrt΄] n. any of a genus (Pinguicula) of the bladderwort family of small, stemless plants with flat, sticky leaves on which insects are trapped …   English World dictionary

  • butterwort — paprastoji tuklė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Skendeninių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Pinguicula vulgaris), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Pinguicula vulgaris angl. butterwort; common butterwort šaltinis …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • butterwort — /but euhr werrt , wawrt /, n. any small, carnivorous plant of the genus Pinguicula, having leaves that secrete a viscid substance in which small insects are caught. [1590 1600; BUTTER + WORT2] * * * …   Universalium

  • butterwort — noun Any plant of the genus Pinguicula …   Wiktionary

  • butterwort — [ bʌtəwə:t] noun a carnivorous bog plant with violet flowers and leaves that trap and digest small insects. [Genus Pinguicula: several species.] Origin C16: named from the plant s supposed ability to keep cows in milk …   English new terms dictionary

  • butterwort — but•ter•wort [[t]ˈbʌt ərˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. pln any of various small carnivorous bog plants of the genus Pinguicula, of the bladderwort family, having leaves that secrete a sticky substance in which small insects are caught • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • butterwort — n. any bog plant of the genus Pinguicula, esp. P. vulgaris with violet like flowers and fleshy leaves that secrete a fluid to trap small insects for nutrient …   Useful english dictionary

  • common butterwort — paprastoji tuklė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Skendeninių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Pinguicula vulgaris), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Pinguicula vulgaris angl. butterwort; common butterwort šaltinis …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Base aérienne de Butterwort — Base aérienne de Butterworth Un Avro Vulcan de la RAF sur la base aérienne de Butterworth en 1965. La base aérienne de l armée malaise de Butterworth (en malais: TUDM Butterworth) (IATA: BWH, OACI: WMKB) est une base aérienne située près de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

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