- an insectivorous plant, Dionaea muscipula, of Carolina, having hinged two-lobed leaves that snap closed when the sensitive hairs on the surface are touched: family Droseraceae
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Ve•nus's-fly•trap (vē′nə siz flī′trap′),USA pronunciation n.
- 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. Also called Ve′nus fly′trap.
- 1760–70, American.
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