Definition of Sundew plant
1. Noun. Any of various bog plants of the genus Drosera having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects; cosmopolitan in distribution.
Generic synonyms: Carnivorous Plant
Group relationships: Drosera, Genus Drosera
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sundew Plant
Literary usage of Sundew plant
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Robert the Bruce: A Poem, Historical and Romantic by Alexander W. M. Clark Kennedy (1884)
"This anyone can prove, as the author has often done, by placing a sundew plant in a shallow plate, and, taking care to keep it damp and supply it with gnats ..."
2. Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory and Classroom by Robert Greenleaf Leavitt, Charles Herbert Clark, Mrs. Sophia M'Ilvaine (Bledsoe) Herrick, Asa Gray (1885)
"Look at this leaf, which was picked from a sundew plant and looked at through a magnifying- glass (Fig. 81). It is somewhat the shape of a palm-leaf fan, ..."
3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1884)
"SUNDEW, plant, XV. 479. Round-leaved, 2 b (ill.); leaf of, for entrapping and digesting insects, 480, 1 ab-2 с (ills.). ..."
4. Familiar Life in Field and Forest: The Animals, Birds, Frogs, and Salamanders by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1898)
"... we have really but two species of the fox in this country, and that there is an affinity between the little sundew plant and the larger pitcher plant. ..."
5. The Essentials of Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey (1896)
"533. In the Sundews (Fig. 168), which are common little bog-plants, the leaves have many stalked glands which Fio. 168.—A Sundew-plant (Drosera). ..."
6. The Essentials of Botany by Charles Edwin Bessey (1884)
"... barely enough to introduce the student to the subject. 545. Many plants catch insects by means of their sticky FIo. 147.—A sundew plant. ..."
7. A Cosmic View of Religion by William Riley Halstead (1913)
"The sundew plant is a trap to catch insects. Any other small object put against the tentacles of the leaf will be enclosed, but a little later it will be ..."