Definition of triffid in English:

triffid

Line breaks: trif|fid
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪfɪd
 
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noun

(In science fiction) a member of a race of predatory plants which are capable of growing to a gigantic size and are possessed of locomotive ability and a poisonous sting.
More example sentences
  • A quick trip to the greenhouse to do the watering last night has shown that things are growing like triffids!
  • You will have noticed that the number of television channels is growing faster than a triffid on a compost heap, meaning more choice for advertisers and viewers.
  • The 2003 Tour was the fastest on record, averaging more than 25 miles per hour and putting the cyclists under threat from speed cameras, currently proliferating throughout the world like triffids.

Origin

coined by John Wyndham in Day of the Triffids (1951).

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