sarracenia

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noun sar·ra·ce·nia \ˌsa-rə-ˈsē-nē-ə, -ˈse-\

Definition of sarracenia

  1. :  any of a genus (Sarracenia) of eastern North American insectivorous perennial herbs of the pitcher-plant family

Origin and Etymology of sarracenia

New Latin, from Michel Sarrazin †1734 French physician & naturalist


First Known Use: 1884


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