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.
- Any of several insectivorous plants of the genus Drosera, growing in wet ground and having leaves covered with sticky hairs. Also called drosera.
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