pinguicula definition

  • noun:
    • the genus Pinguicula of butterworts.
    • See butterwort.
    • A genus of gamopetalous plants of the order Lentibularie√¶, characterized by the spreading posterior corolla-lobe, the four- to five-parted calyx, and the terminal one-celled anthers.
    • [lowercase] A plant of the genus.
    • [l. c] A small painless tumefaction for the conjunctiva, typically situated near to the side of the cornea. Also referred to as interpalpebral blotch.
    • butterworts: a large genus of practically stemless carnivorous bog plants; Europe and America to Antarctica

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