catch flies

catchfly

[kach-flahy]
noun, plural catchflies.
any of various plants, especially of the genera Silene and Lychnis, having a viscid secretion on the stem and calyx in which small insects are sometimes caught.

Origin:
1590–1600; from phrase catch (the) fly

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catchfly (ˈkætʃˌflaɪ)
 
n , pl -flies
any of several caryophyllaceous plants of the genus Silene that have sticky calyxes and stems on which insects are sometimes trapped

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