butterwort definition

  • noun:
    • Any of many carnivorous flowers of this genus Pinguicula, having a rosette of basal leaves that are covered with a sticky secretion that traps small pests for digestion.
    • Any plant associated with genus Pinguicula.
    • A genus of reduced natural herbs (Pinguicula) having easy leaves which secrete from their glandular top surface a viscid liquid, to which insects adhere, after which the margin infolds plus the pests tend to be absorbed because of the plant. The types are observed mostly inside North Temperate zone.
    • A name common toward types of Pinguicula.
    • any one of numerous carnivorous bog flowers of this genus Pinguicula having showy purple or yellow or white flowers and a rosette of basal actually leaves covered with a sticky release to capture small insects

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