carnivorous plant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carnivorous plant plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals
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Usage

In literature:

A Darwinian, remembering the carnivorous plants, would say yes.
"More Hunting Wasps" by J. Henri Fabre
The Butterwort (Pinguicula) is another of these carnivorous plants.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
They may be called truly carnivorous plants.
"Life of Charles Darwin" by G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
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In news:

Carnivorous plants will be highlighted at the annual Native Plant Symposium at the Highlands Botanical Garden Sept 13-15.
Carnivorous plants like the sundew, above, are slowly turning vegetarian.
Some carnivorous plants are slowly turning vegetarian — and scientists fear it's because of pollution.
Pollution makes carnivorous plants go vegetarian.
Carnivorous plants employ services of bodyguard ants.
The carnivorous pitcher plant Nepenthes bicalcarata can reach heights up to 65 feet (20 meters) into the forest canopy, a record for the genus.
A group of German scientists used high-speed cameras to observe a carnivorous plant trapping prey in action.
The Highlands Botanical Garden will offer a free tour focusing on carnivorous plant s of the Southern Appalachians at 10:30 am on Aug 13.
For many in the Cape Fear area, Rehder was "The Flytrap Man," a jovial spokesman and advocate for the region's carnivorous plants.
Pitcher plant s are carnivores that rely on insects for nourishment.
Pitcher plants are carnivores that rely on insects for nourishment.
However, the Showboat 's production wilts as the carnivorous plant at the center of the action grows.
Carnivorous plants employ services of bodyguard ants.
A carnivorous pitcher plant big enough to gobble up rats has been named in honor of British TV naturalist David Attenborough.
TRAVERSE CITY — What is a better accompaniment to a film about a man-eating plant than a scientist talking about carnivorous flora.
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In science:

II.D) one sees vertices representing plants, herbivores, and carnivores.
The structure and function of complex networks
Many edges link the plants and herbivores, and many more the herbivores and carnivores.
The structure and function of complex networks
But there are few edges linking herbivores to other herbivores, or carnivores to plants.
The structure and function of complex networks
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