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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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We, that is her indoors, decided that it might be a good idea to pot them and see what happens, I had ominous misgivings, as Triffids turned out to be carnivores, and mobile.
Monday Day Of The Triffids BBC Radio 4 Extra, 6pm You'll never look at your Venus fly trap in the same way again.
IT'S like a scene from Day of the Triffids - huge plants invade the countryside, destroying other species.
The complex social environment of suburbia became the setting for two influential post-apocalyptic science fiction works which imagined their white male protagonists as the last of a dying species: John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids (1951), set in the south of England, and Richard Matheson's I Am Legend (1954), set in Los Angeles County, California.
What could be more inappropriate on the natural landscapes of Wales than these giant triffids? These gigantic wind turbines, only 50 feet short of Blackpool Tower, will easily be visible from a 40-mile radius, so they will be as plain as day from our National Parks on clear days...
It concerns an unreleased concept album The Day Of The Triffids which he now plans to perform in its entirety on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Reminding me somewhat of John Wyndham's 1951 classic The Day of the Triffids, this is a thoroughly enjoyable read and I highly recommend it.
In the classic book, The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (1951), the triffids are large, mobile carnivorous plants created by Soviet bioengineering.
She wrote her autobiography aged 14 and is referenced in the famous Rocky Horror Picture Show for her part in The Day of the Triffids.
Fake flowers have come a long way from the dodgy plastic bunches that looked more like Day of the Triffids than bountiful blooms.
Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Gigi; 2 Dolly; 3 The Khyber Pass; 4 The Day Of The Triffids; 5 A sardine; 6 Newton and Ridley; 7 Francis Scott Key; 8 Oxford; 9 Prince Albert; 10 Blaze of Glory.