[ vee-nuh-siz-flahy-trap ]
/ ˈvi nə sɪzˈflaɪˌtræp /
a carnivorous plant, Dionaea muscipula, native to bogs of North and South Carolina, having roundish leaves with two lobes that close like a trap when certain delicate hairs on them are irritated, as by a fly: the range is now reduced, though the plants are still locally abundant.
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Also called Venus flytrap.
Origin of Venus's-flytrap
An Americanism dating back to 1760–70
Words nearby Venus's-flytrap
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