1. Dionaea

noun. a genus of the family Droseraceae.


  • dicot genus
  • Dionaea muscipula
  • Venus's flytrap
  • magnoliopsid genus
  • genus Dionaea
  • family Droseraceae
  • Venus's flytraps
  • Droseraceae

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1. Noun, singular or mass
These tropical plants, scientifically named dionaea muscipula, have two large leaf blades that sense the presence of insects and, as soon as the insect lands, snap shut to trap it.