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American pitcher plants Explained

American pitcher plants at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Pitcher \Pitch"er\, n. [OE. picher, OF. pichier, OHG. pehhar,
pehh[=a]ri; prob. of the same origin as E. beaker. Cf.
{Beaker}.]
1. A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a
spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar
with a large ear or handle.

2. (Bot.) A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the
leaves of certain plants.

{American pitcher plants}, the species of Sarracenia. See
{Sarracenia}.

{Australian pitcher plant}, the {Cephalotus follicularis}, a
low saxifragaceous herb having two kinds of radical
leaves, some oblanceolate and entire, others transformed
into little ovoid pitchers, longitudinally triple-winged
and ciliated, the mouth covered with a lid shaped like a
cockleshell.

{California pitcher plant}, the {Darlingtonia California}.
See {Darlingtonia}.

{Pitcher plant}, any plant with the whole or a part of the
leaves transformed into pitchers or cuplike organs,
especially the species of {Nepenthes}. See {Nepenthes}.