dionaea

See also: Dionaea

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From translingual Dionaea, from Ancient Greek Διωναία (Diōnaía), a name of Aphrodite.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dionaea (plural dionaeas)

  1. (botany) Venus flytrap
    • 2001, The Garden (volume 126, page 258)
      He managed, in his enthusiasm, to kill several dionaeas by closing the traps with the tip of a pencil as soon as they opened, eventually exhausting them.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dionaea in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)