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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sarracenia, genus Sarracenia(noun)

    pitcher plants


  1. sarracenia(Noun)

    Any of various pitcher plants of genus Sarracenia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sarracenia(noun)

    a genus of American perennial herbs growing in bogs; the American pitcher plant

    Etymology: [NL. So named after a Dr. Sarrazin of Quebec.]


  1. Sarracenia

    Sarracenia is a genus comprising 8 to 11 species of North American pitcher plants, commonly called trumpet pitchers. The genus belongs to the family Sarraceniaceae, which also contain the closely allied genera Darlingtonia and Heliamphora. Sarracenia is a genus of carnivorous plants indigenous to the eastern seaboard, Texas, the Great Lakes area and southeastern Canada, with most species occurring only in the south-east United States. The plant's leaves have evolved into a funnel in order to trap insects, digesting their prey with proteases and other enzymes. The insects are attracted by a nectar-like secretion on the lip of pitchers, as well as a combination of color and scent. Slippery footing at the pitchers' rim, aided in at least one species by a narcotic drug lacing the nectar, causes insects to fall inside, where they die and are digested by the plant as a nutrient source.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sarracenia

    sär-a-sē′ni-a, n. a genus of polypetalous plants—the side-saddle flower, pitcher-plant. [Named from Dr Sarrazin, who first sent them to Europe from Quebec.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sarracenia in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sarracenia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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