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flytrap

[flahy-trap] /ˈflaɪˌtræp/
noun
1.
any of various plants that entrap insects, especially Venus's-flytrap.
2.
a trap for flies.
Origin of flytrap
1765-1775
1765-75; fly2 + trap1
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  • The mouth opened like a flytrap; the eyes were small and intensely guileless.

    Round the Block John Bell Bouton
  • Come along, don't stand there with your mouth open like a flytrap.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The Hodge flytrap fitted to the windows of dairy barns is a useful means of destroying stable flies.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for flytrap

flytrap

/ˈflaɪˌtræp/
noun
1.
any of various insectivorous plants, esp Venus's flytrap
2.
a device for catching flies
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