sarracenia

noun

sar·​ra·​ce·​nia ˌser-ə-ˈsē-nē-ə How to pronounce sarracenia (audio)
ˌsa-rə-,
-ˈse-
: any of a genus (Sarracenia) of eastern North American insectivorous perennial herbs of the pitcher-plant family

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 22 Apr. 2024.

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