Venus flytrap

noun Venus fly·trap \ -ˈflī-ˌtrap \

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

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VENUS FLYTRAP Defined for English Language Learners

Venus flytrap

Definition of Venus flytrap for English Language Learners

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


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