insectivorous plant

noun

Definition of insectivorous plant

: a plant that captures and digests insects either passively (as the common pitcher plant or the sundew) or by the movement of certain organs (as the Venus's-flytrap) — compare droseraceae, lentibulariaceae, sarraceniaceae

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“Insectivorous plant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insectivorous%20plant. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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