Definition of Catchflies

1. Noun. (plural of catchfly) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catchflies

1. catchfly [n] - See also: catchfly

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Catchflies

catched
catchen
catcher's interference
catcher's mask
catcher's mitt
catcher-upper
catcher interference
catchers
catches
catches fire
catches sight of
catches up
catchest
catcheth
catchflies (current term)
catchfly
catchier
catchiest
catchily
catchiness
catching
catching fire
catching sight of
catching some zs
catching up
catchlight
catchlights
catchline
catchment

Literary usage of Catchflies

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1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner Von Marilaun (1902)
"... Hesperis matronalis and tristis, the Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis Jalapa), a few catchflies (Silène ... Between 8 and 9 more catchflies (Silène longiflora, ..."

2. Minnesota Plant Life by Conway MacMillan (1899)
"Herein are the corn-cockles, the campions or catchflies, the pinks, ... The catchflies are so named from the very sticky calyx of the flowers. ..."

3. A Source Book of Biological Nature-study by Elliot Rowland Downing (1919)
"They look quite like the catchflies, FIG. 205. ... Many species of the catchflies, too, have sticky exudations on the stems at the joints which prevent ..."

4. Reports of the Survey (1899)
"Herein are the corn-cockles, the campions or catchflies, the pinks, ... The catchflies are so named from the very sticky calyx of the flowers. ..."

5. The Writings of Henry David Thoreau by Henry David Thoreau (1906)
"Apparently a thousand little slender catchflies shooting up on the top of the cliff. The red oak there leafed a day or two, or one day earlier than hickory, ..."

6. Transactions by Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, Norwick Eng, Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1904)
"It is worthy of note, that many of the flowers which have intermittent scents are to be found in this group, eg, the catchflies, which emit ..."

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