sarracenia

noun
sar·​ra·​ce·​nia | \ ˌser-ə-ˈsē-nē-ə How to pronounce sarracenia (audio) , 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

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The first known use of sarracenia was in 1884

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“Sarracenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarracenia. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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