Venus's flytrap
flytrap fly"trap (fl[imac]"tr[a^]p), n. 1. A trap for catching flies. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A plant {(Dion[ae]a muscipula)}, called also {Venus's flytrap}, having two-lobed leaves which are fringed with stiff bristles, and fold together when certain sensitive hairs on their upper surface are touched, thus trapping insects that light on them. The insects so caught are afterwards digested by a secretion from the upper surface of the leaves. The plant is native to North and South Carolina, growing in bogs. [1913 Webster]


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  • Venus's flytrap — Venus Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venus's-flytrap — /vee neuh siz fluy trap /, n. a carnivorous plant, Dionaea muscipula, native to bogs of North and South Carolina, having roundish leaves with two lobes that close like a trap when certain delicate hairs on them are irritated, as by a fly: the… …   Universalium

  • Venus's flytrap — noun carnivorous plant of coastal plains of the Carolinas having sensitive hinged marginally bristled leaf blades that close and entrap insects • Syn: ↑Venus s flytraps, ↑Dionaea muscipula • Hypernyms: ↑carnivorous plant • Member Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • venus's-flytrap — noun (plural venus s flytraps) Usage: usually capitalized V : an insectivorous plant (Dionaea muscipula) of the family Droseraceae found on the coast of the Carolinas and having the leaf apex modified into a ciliate margined insect trap of which… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venus's-flytrap — noun see Venus flytrap …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Venus's-flytrap — Ve′nus s fly′trap n. pln an insectivorous bog plant, Dionaea muscipula, of the sundew family, native to the Carolinas, having spiny edged leaves divided in halves that snap shut when sensitive hairs on their inner surface are touched • Etymology …   From formal English to slang

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  • Venus's basin — Venus Ve nus, n. [L. Venus, eris, the goddess of love, the planet Venus.] 1. (Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) One of the planets, the second in order from the sun, its orbit …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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