sarracenia

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

Definition of sarracenia 

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

First Known Use of sarracenia

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sarracenia

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sarracenia

Share sarracenia

Statistics for sarracenia

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sarracenia

The first known use of sarracenia was in 1884

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on sarracenia

See words that rhyme with sarracenia

Comments on sarracenia

What made you want to look up sarracenia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!