Definition of Pinguicula

1. Noun. Butterworts: a large genus of almost stemless carnivorous bog plants; Europe and America to Antarctica.

Exact synonyms: Genus Pinguicula
Generic synonyms: Plant Genus
Group relationships: Bladderwort Family, Family Lentibulariaceae, Lentibulariaceae
Member holonyms: Butterwort



Definition of Pinguicula

1. n. See Butterwort.

Medical Definition of Pinguicula

1. See Butterwort. Origin: NL, fr. L. Pinguiculus somewhat fat, fattish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinguicula

pinglers
pingles
pingling
pingo
pingoes
pingos
pingpong paddle
pingpong table
pings
pinguecula
pinguefy
pinguescence
pinguescent
pinguicula
pinguid
pinguidinous
pinguidity
pinguin
pinguins
pinguitude
pinhead
pinheaded
pinheadedness
pinheadednesses
pinheads
pinhold
pinholds
pinhole

Literary usage of Pinguicula

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1. Insectivorous Plants by Charles Darwin (1908)
"Pinguicula vulgaris—Structure of leaves—Number of insects and other objects caught—Movement of the margins of the leaves—Uses of this movement —Secretion, ..."

2. Gray's Botanical Text-book by Asa Gray (1885)
"Pinguicula is so called from the greasy appearance presented by the upper ... The secretion which flows when the leaves of Pinguicula are not excited by the ..."

3. Physiological Botany by George Lincoln ( Goodale (1890)
"The secretion which flows when the leaves of Pinguicula arc not excited by ... In about three hours after an insect alights upon a leaf of Pinguicula the ..."

4. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"In the daughter-cells thus formed the nuclei divide in just the same way as in the mother-cell. Crystalloids in the Cell-nuclei of Pinguicula and ..."

5. Charles Darwin's Works by Charles Darwin (1896)
"Pinguicula VULGARIS.—This plant grows in moist places, generally on mountains. It bears on an average eight, rather thick, oblong, light green leaves, ..."

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