Meaning of nepenthes

ne•pen•thes

Pronunciation: (ni-pen'thēz), [key]
— pl. -thes.
  1. nepenthe.
  2. any of various tropical Asian and Australian pitcher plants of the genus Nepenthes, having leaves usually in the form of cylindrical tubes.
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