Venus flytrap


Venus fly·​trap -ˈflī-ˌtrap How to pronounce Venus flytrap (audio)
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Venus flytrap was in 1930

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“Venus flytrap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

Venus flytrap

variants or Venus's-flytrap
: an insect-eating plant that grows along the Carolina coast and has the tip of each leaf formed into an insect trap
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