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catchfly


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catchfly  \Catch"fly\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  plant  with  the  joints  of  the  stem,  and  sometimes  other 
  parts  covered  with  a  viscid  secretion  to  which  small  insects 
  adhere.  The  species  of  {Silene}  are  examples  of  the  catchfly. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catchfly 
  n  1:  any  plant  of  the  genus  Silene  [syn:  {silene},  {campion}] 
  2:  mostly  perennial  herbs  with  sticky  stems  that  catch  insects; 
  widespread  in  north  temperate  zone  [syn:  {lychnis}] 




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