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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
1765-1775
1765-75; fly2 + trap1
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Examples for flytrap
  • When a fly or spider lands on a flytrap's leaf, the stimulus triggers the leaf to rapidly swell with extra water.
  • In a feasibility study a walk through flytrap was tested for the management of horn fly.
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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