Definition of Venus flytrap in English:

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Venus flytrap

Pronunciation: /viːnəsˈflʌɪtrap/
(also Venus's flytrap)


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A small carnivorous bog plant with hinged leaves that spring shut on and digest insects which land on them. Native to the south-eastern US, it is also kept as an indoor plant.
  • Dionaea muscipula, family Droseraceae.
Example sentences
  • Further, some plants (sundews, Venus flytrap, pitcher plants) trap mobile animals.
  • In desperation he travelled to Germany to ‘receive an experimental drug made from the juices of the Venus flytrap plant’.
  • Mahadevan likened the Venus flytrap's hinged leaves to a plastic lid that is bowed in one direction and then suddenly pops the other way.

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