pitcher plant definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different insectivorous plants for the genera Sarracenia, Nepenthes, or Darlingtonia, having pitcherlike leaves that attract and pitfall bugs.
    • any of different insectivorous plants associated with the genera Sarracenia, Nepenthes, or Darlingtonia which have pitcher-like leaves with slippery sides that attract and pitfall insects
    • any plant because of the entire or a part of the leaves changed into pitchers or cuplike organs, particularly the species of Nepenthes. See Nepenthes.
    • A plant whoever leaves are so altered regarding form a pitcher or ascidium. See cut-under ascidium.
    • any of a number of insectivorous herbs for the order Sarraceniales

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