Venus's-flytrap

Venus's-flytrap

[vee-nuh-siz-flahy-trap]
noun
a carnivorous plant, Dionaea muscipula, native to bogs of North and South Carolina, having roundish leaves with two lobes that close like a trap when certain delicate hairs on them are irritated, as by a fly: the range is now reduced, though the plants are still locally abundant.
Also called Venus flytrap.


Origin:
1760–70, Americanism

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Venus's-flytrap or Venus flytrap
 
n
sundew pitcher plant See also butterwort an insectivorous plant, Dionaea muscipula, of Carolina, having hinged two-lobed leaves that snap closed when the sensitive hairs on the surface are touched: family Droseraceae
 
Venus flytrap or Venus flytrap
 
n

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