Water pitcher
Water pitcher Wa"ter pitch"er 1. A pitcher for water. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) One of a family of plants having pitcher-shaped leaves. The sidesaddle flower ({Sarracenia purpurea}) is the type. [1913 Webster]


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