Venus flytrap

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noun Venus fly·trap \-ˈflī-ˌtrap\

Definition of Venus flytrap

  1. :  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


VENUS FLYTRAP Defined for English Language Learners

Venus flytrap

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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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