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butterwort


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butterwort  \But"ter*wort`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  low  herbs  ({Pinguicula})  having  simple  leaves 
  which  secrete  from  their  glandular  upper  surface  a  viscid 
  fluid,  to  which  insects  adhere,  after  which  the  margin 
  infolds  and  the  insects  are  digested  by  the  plant.  The 
  species  are  found  mostly  in  the  North  Temperate  zone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  butterwort 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  carnivorous  bog  plants  of  the  genus 
  Pinguicula  having  showy  purple  or  yellow  or  white  flowers 
  and  a  rosette  of  basal  leaves  coated  with  a  sticky 
  secretion  to  trap  small  insects 




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