drosera definition

  • noun:
    • See sundew.
    • some of a few carnivorous, flowering flowers of the genus Drosera.
    • A genus of reasonable perennial or biennial plants, the leaves of which are beset with gland-tipped bristles. See sundew.
    • A genus of flowers offering name to your purchase Droserac√¶.
    • Pacific countries, and most abundantly in extratropical Anstralia. Their leaves tend to be covered with glandular hairs, which exude falls of an obvious glutinous liquid that sparkle under the sun; for this reason the name Drosera, and in English sundew. These glandular hairs retain little pests that touch all of them, as well as other hairs around those in fact touched because of the pest flex over and inclose it. The excitement regarding the glands causes the secretion of a digestive liquid, under the operation which the nourishing nitrogenous matter of the in-sect is dissolved and consumed. The normal European species have long had a well known reputation as a remedy for bronchitis and asthma.
    • the sort genus of Droseraceae including numerous low bog-inhabiting insectivorous flowers

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