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pitcher plant

noun

Definition of pitcher plant

  1. :  a plant (especially family Sarraceniaceae, the pitcher-plant family) with pitcher-shaped leaves in which insects are trapped and digested by means of a fluid secreted by the leaves



1819

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1819


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