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Dionaea muscipula definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: carnivorous plant of coastal plains of the Carolinas having sensitive hinged marginally bristled leaf blades that close and entrap insects [syn: Venus's flytrap, Venus's flytraps, Dionaea muscipula]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Flytrap Fly"trap, n. 1. A trap for catching flies. 2. (Bot.) A plant (Dion[ae]a muscipula), called also Venus's flytrap, the leaves of which are fringed with stiff bristles, and fold together when certain hairs on their upper surface are touched, thus seizing insects that light on them. The insects so caught are afterwards digested by a secretion from the upper surface of the leaves.




 


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