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dionaea

[dahy-uh-nee-uh] /ˌdaɪ əˈni ə/
noun
1.
the Venus's-flytrap.
Origin of dionaea
< New Latin Dionaea (1773), the genus name < Greek Diōnaía, feminine of Diōnaîos pertaining to Diṓnē a metronymic name for Aphrodite; see Dione
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  • He lay there all night, waiting for his own life's blood to reanimate the mind of dionaea.

    Daughter of the Night Richard S. Shaver
  • Druga related to Eos all the events that had transpired since the lopping off of dionaea's head.

    Daughter of the Night Richard S. Shaver
  • The sleepy-eyed dionaea poked her head above the covers at the sound of their entry.

    Daughter of the Night Richard S. Shaver
  • Came that day which was the time appointed by Diana Triformis for her visit to dionaea.

    Daughter of the Night Richard S. Shaver
  • We do not hesitate to class amongst vegetables the Drosera, the dionaea, the Pinguicula, which are insectivorous plants.

    Creative Evolution Henri Bergson
  • He studied also the contrivances of certain insectivorous plants, such as the Drosera and the dionaea, to seize their prey.

    Creative Evolution Henri Bergson
  • It is an endless subject, and I must cut it short, and for this reason shall not do much on dionaea.

  • And Queen dionaea's head bounced down the stairway into her garden of live oaks.

    Daughter of the Night Richard S. Shaver
  • A great laugh broke from him to see the reptilian change the grafting had wrought in dionaea's beauty.

    Daughter of the Night Richard S. Shaver
  • dionaea did not say anything, but Baena coiled swiftly on the bed and struck out full length, his fangs meeting in Druga's arm.

    Daughter of the Night Richard S. Shaver

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