pitcher plant

noun
|Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of pitcher plant

: a plant (especially family Sarraceniaceae, the pitcher-plant family) with pitcher-shaped leaves in which insects are trapped and digested by means of a fluid secreted by the leaves

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