Nepenthes

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Related to Monkey Cups: tropical pitcher plant, Pitcher Plants
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Noun1.Nepenthes - pitcher plantsNepenthes - pitcher plants      
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Nepenthaceae, Nepenthaceae - coextensive with the genus Nepenthes
tropical pitcher plant - any of several tropical carnivorous shrubs or woody herbs of the genus Nepenthes
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Nepenthes, also known as hanging pitcher plants and monkey cups, have evolved modified leaves or pitchers to attract, capture, and digest animal prey.