from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A remarkable genus of American pitcher-plants, natural order Sarraceniaceœ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A genus of California pitcher plants consisting of a single species. The long tubular leaves are hooded at the top, and frequently contain many insects drowned in the secretion of the leaves.
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- noun Any of the genus Darlingtonia of California
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- noun one species: California pitcher plant
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People oftentimes travel far to see curious plants like the carnivorous darlingtonia, the fly-catcher, the walking fern, etc.
Here, too, you may find the curious but unlovable darlingtonia, a carnivorous plant that devours bumblebees, grasshoppers, ants, moths, and other insects, with insatiable appetite.