catchfly
noun Date: 1597 any of various plants (as of the genera Lychnis and Silene) of the pink family often with viscid stems

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  • Catchfly — Catch fly, n. (Bot.) A plant with the joints of the stem, and sometimes other parts, covered with a viscid secretion to which small insects adhere. The species of {Silene} are examples of the catchfly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catchfly — is a common name applied to plants in some genera of Caryophyllaceae:* Lychnis * Silene …   Wikipedia

  • catchfly — [kech′flī΄] n. pl. catchflies any of various plants (genus Silene) of the pink family, with sticky stems that can trap insects …   English World dictionary

  • catchfly — naktižiedė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gvazdikinių (Caryophyllaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Silene). atitikmenys: lot. Silene angl. campion; catchfly vok. Leimkraut; Lichtnelke; Silene rus. дрема; смолевка lenk. bniec; lepnica …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • catchfly — šakinys statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Gvazdikiniai – Caryophyllaceae Juss. atitikmenys: lot. Silene angl. campion; catchfly vok. Leimkraut; Lichtnelke; Silene rus. дрема; смолевка lenk. bniec; lepnica ryšiai: žiūrėk – naktižiedė …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • catchfly — gaisrena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Gvazdikiniai – Caryophyllaceae Juss. atitikmenys: lot. Lychnis angl. campion; catchfly; cuccoo flower vok. Lichtnelke; Pechnelke rus. горицвет; лихнис lenk. firletka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • catchfly — /kach fluy /, n., pl. catchflies. any of various plants, esp. of the genera Silene and Lychnis, having a viscid secretion on the stem and calyx in which small insects are sometimes caught. [1590 1600; from phrase catch (the) fly] * * * …   Universalium

  • catchfly — noun Any of several unrelated plants that have sticky leaves on which flies become stuck; especially, the silenes or campions …   Wiktionary

  • catchfly — n. perennial plant that secretes sticky substance to catch insects; lychnis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catchfly — noun (plural catchflies) a campion or related plant with a sticky stem. [Silene, Lychnis, and other genera.] …   English new terms dictionary

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