triffid

/ (ˈtrɪfɪd) /

noun

any of a species of fictional plants that supposedly grew to a gigantic size, were capable of moving about, and could kill humans

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Word Origin for triffid

from the science fiction novel The Day of the Triffids (1951) by John Wyndham
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