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pitcher plant

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Definition of pitcher plant in English:

noun

A plant with a deep pitcher-shaped pouch that contains fluid into which insects are attracted and drowned. Nutrients are then absorbed from their bodies by the plant.
Example sentences
  • The pitcher plant attracts insects through the reddish colour and musty smell of its leaves.
  • The pitcher plant, with their upright hollow tubular leaves and capped lids, is the most popular.
  • The California pitcher plant, largest of the five killer plant species found here, will even consume butterflies, if it gets the chance.

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