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dionaea

[dahy-uh-nee-uh]
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noun
  1. the Venus's-flytrap.
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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