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Venus flytrap

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noun Venus fly·trap \-ˈflī-ˌtrap\

Simple Definition of Venus flytrap

  • : a plant that has the tip of each leaf formed into a trap for capturing insects which it eats

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Venus flytrap

  1. :  an insectivorous plant (Dionaea muscipula) of the sundew family of the Carolina coast with the leaf apex modified into an insect trap —called also Venus's-flytrap

Illustration of venus flytrap

1930

First Known Use of venus flytrap

1930


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