Venus flytrap

Venus fly·​trap | \ -ˈflī-ˌtrap How to pronounce Venus flytrap (audio) \

Definition of Venus flytrap

: 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

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First Known Use of Venus flytrap

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Venus flytrap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Venus flytrap

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


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