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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various insectivorous plants of the genera Sarracenia, Nepenthes, or Darlingtonia, having pitcherlike leaves that attract and trap insects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any of various insectivorous plants of the genera Sarracenia, Nepenthes, or Darlingtonia that have pitcher-like leaves with slippery sides that attract and trap insects

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any plant with the whole or a part of the leaves transformed into pitchers or cuplike organs, especially the species of Nepenthes. See Nepenthes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant whose leaves are so modified as to form a pitcher or ascidium. See cut under ascidium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several insectivorous herbs of the order Sarraceniales

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