Cephalotus

noun
Ceph·​a·​lo·​tus | \ˌsefəˈlōtəs\

Definition of Cephalotus 

: a monotypic genus (coextensive with the family Cephalotaceae of the order Rosales) of Australian perennial herbaceous marsh plants having some leaves modified to saclike pitchers with lids and thickened rims and comprising the Australian pitcher plant

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History and Etymology for Cephalotus

New Latin, from Greek kephalōtos headed, from kephalē head

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