/ (ˌsærəˈsiːnɪə) /
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any American pitcher plant of the genus Sarracenia, having single nodding flowers and leaves modified as pitchers that trap and digest insects: family Sarraceniaceae
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Word Origin for sarracenia
C18: New Latin, named after D. Sarrazin, 17th-century botanist of Quebec
Words nearby sarracenia
Saroyan, sarpanch, Sarpedon, Sarpi, sarplar, sarracenia, sarraceniaceous, Sarraute, sarrazin, Sarre, sarrusophone
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How to use sarracenia in a sentence
An extraordinary number of insects are caught by these Sarracenia vases.
These must have been the larv of a blowfly similar to that which has been mentioned by others as inhabiting Sarracenia.
In fact, it would seem that the Sarracenia, like some animals, can feed upon carrion and thrive upon it.
From all appearance the terrible Sarracenia was eating its victim alive.
A large hunting spider, creeping among the grass and weeds, discovered the handsome cluster of the sarracenia.The Haunters of the Silences|Charles G. D. Roberts