plural noun

: an order of dicotyledonous plants constituting the families Sarraceniaceae, Nepenthaceae, and Droseraceae and having scapose flowers and leaves that secrete a viscous fluid and are variously modified to serve as insect traps

Word History


New Latin, from Sarracenia + -ales

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“Sarraceniales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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