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Meaning of SARRACENIA

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  pitcher plants
 

SARRACENIA is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: genus Sarracenia
 
 See Also: common pitcher plant, dicot genus, family Sarraceniaceae, hooded pitcher plant, huntsman's cup, huntsman's cups, huntsman's horn, huntsman's horns, magnoliopsid genus, pitcher-plant family, Sarracenia flava, Sarracenia minor, Sarracenia purpurea, Sarraceniaceae, trumpets, yellow pitcher plant, yellow trumpet

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sar`ra*ce"ni*a\, n. [NL. So named after a Dr.
Sarrazin of Quebec.] (Bot.)
A genus of American perennial herbs growing in bogs; the
American pitcher plant.

Note: They have hollow pitcher-shaped or tubular leaves, and
      solitary flowers with an umbrella-shaped style.
      {Sarracenia purpurea}, the sidesaddle flower, is common
      at the North; {S. flava}, {rubra}, {Drummondii},
      {variolaris}, and {psittacina} are Southern species.
      All are insectivorous, catching and drowning insects in
      their curious leaves. See {Illust}. of Sidesaddle
      flower, under {Sidesaddle}.

 

 

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