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Any of various carnivorous plants chiefly of the genera Sarracenia, Nepenthes, and Darlingtonia, having tubular fluid-filled leaves that absorb nutrients from trapped insects.
(Plants) any of various insectivorous plants of the genera Sarracenia, Darlingtonia, Nepenthes, and Cephalotus, having leaves modified to form pitcher-like organs that attract and trap insects, which are then digested. See also huntsman's-cup
any of various insectivorous bog plants of the family Sarraceniaceae, with hooded, pitcher-shaped leaves containing a liquid in which insects are trapped.
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|Noun||1.||pitcher plant - any of several insectivorous herbs of the order Sarraceniales|
carnivorous plant - plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals
order Sarraceniales, Sarraceniales - plants that are variously modified to serve as insect traps: families Sarraceniaceae; Nepenthaceae; Droseraceae
common pitcher plant, huntsman's cup, huntsman's cups, Sarracenia purpurea - perennial bog herb having dark red flowers and decumbent broadly winged pitchers forming a rosette; of northeastern North America and naturalized in Europe especially Ireland
hooded pitcher plant, Sarracenia minor - yellow-flowered pitcher plant of southeastern United States having trumpet-shaped leaves with the orifice covered with an arched hood
huntsman's horn, huntsman's horns, Sarracenia flava, trumpets, yellow pitcher plant, yellow trumpet - pitcher plant of southeastern United States having erect yellow trumpet-shaped pitchers with wide mouths and erect lids
California pitcher plant, Darlingtonia californica - marsh or bog herb having solitary pendulous yellow-green flowers and somewhat twisted pitchers with broad wings below
sun pitcher - any of several herbs of Guiana highlands having racemes of nodding white or pink flowers; trap and digest insects in pitcher-shaped leaves with spoon-shaped caps
tropical pitcher plant - any of several tropical carnivorous shrubs or woody herbs of the genus Nepenthes