triffid


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triffid

(ˈtrɪfɪd)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) any of a species of fictional plants that supposedly grew to a gigantic size, were capable of moving about, and could kill humans
[from the science fiction novel The Day of the Triffids (1951) by John Wyndham]
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But if you want the garden Triffid, the Russian vine is so fast you can almost watch it grow.
The Danish laboratory confirmed the detection of GM linseed variety FP967/CDC Triffid only after distribution had taken place.
Made from hinged pieces of wood that are painted white, part picket fence and part triffid, it could almost be rococo wood paneling that has gone to seed.
Bill, having been splashed with genetically engineered triffid plant venom during his work, missed all this and appears to be the only one who can still see.
Laboratories then confirmed the detection of GM linseed variety FP967/CDC Triffid, which is approved for human and animal consumption in the US and Canada, but is unapproved in the EU.
AUGSBURG, Germany, September 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Subsequent to the announcement of the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed on 8 September 2009, the German surveillance lab in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg has confirmed the detection of GM linseed/flax variety FP967/CDC Triffid, which is unapproved in the EU.
His joy turns to outrage when he realizes that the rescue party intends to deliver him to the enemy and use him as a decoy to obtain the triffid oil technology his father has developed.
Instead we had Dougray Scott as a triff Triffid expert and Joely Richardson as his sidekick.
When Dougray Scott realised what a Triffid looked like, he knew he was going to have his work cut out for him.
This is why it has become such an uncontrollable money triffid, consuming money in its frightening growth.
The pox of plants was one of the most memorable concepts in science fiction, and the bestselling Triffid novel was later adapted into a successful movie.