butterwort

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English[edit]

Pinguicula vulgaris, a species of butterwort.

Etymology[edit]

butter +‎ wort: perhaps from the ability of the leaves to coagulate milk, or from their peculiar sliminess.

Noun[edit]

butterwort (plural butterworts)

  1. Any plant of the insectivorous genus Pinguicula.

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