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Ve′nus's-fly′trap(n.)

  1. an insectivorous bog plant, Dionaea muscipula, of the sundew family, native to the Carolinas, having spiny-edged leaves divided in halves that snap shut when sensitive hairs on their inner surface are touched.

    Category: Plants

Origin of Venus's-flytrap:

1760–70, Amer.

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