noun. any of various bog plants of the genus Drosera having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects; cosmopolitan in distribution.
- genus Drosera
- sundew plant
- carnivorous plant
- daily dew
- dew (English)
- sun (English)
- sunne (Middle English (1100-1500))
Example sentences of the word sundew
1. Noun, singular or mass
A close relative of the roundleaf sundew, English sundew grows in many of the same places as the roundleaf but is absent in most of the eastern half of the United States.
Among the more than 100 sundew species, the leaves range in shape from broad and flat to fine and narrow.