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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flytrap  \Fly"trap\,  n. 
  1.  A  trap  for  catching  flies. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  plant  {(Dion[ae]a  muscipula)},  called  also 
  Venus's  flytrap,  the  leaves  of  which  are  fringed  with 
  stiff  bristles,  and  fold  together  when  certain  hairs  on 
  their  upper  surface  are  touched,  thus  seizing  insects  that 
  light  on  them  The  insects  so  caught  are  afterwards 
  digested  by  a  secretion  from  the  upper  surface  of  the 
  leaves. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flytrap 
  n  :  a  trap  for  catching  flies 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  flytrap  n.  [rare]  See  {firewall  machine}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  flytrap 
 
  See  {firewall  machine}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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