dionaea

[ dahy-uh-nee-uh ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈni ə /
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noun

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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