cruel plant

noun

Definition of cruel plant

: any of several plants of the genera Araujia, Schubertia, or Cynanchum (family Asclepiadaceae)

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History and Etymology for cruel plant

so called from the fact that insects become entangled in the flowers

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“Cruel plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cruel%20plant. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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