Venus Flytrap or Venus's Flytrap

Pronunciation key

( vēnəs-iz-flītrap′ )

Ve•nus Fly•trap

Also known as Ve•nus’s-fly•trap

Scientific name: Dionaea muscipula


A plant found growing natively in the swampy bogs of North and South Carolina. It may grow between 4 to 14 inches tall and has a white flower and clustered leaves with two-hinged blades which instantaneously shut when triggered by invasive insects.

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References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary, Comprehensive International Edition, ©1976
  • Venus Flytrap (Extended Article)
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