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Definition of "nepenthes" [ne•pen•thes]

  • A drug referred to in Homer's Odyssey as bringing relief from anxiety or grief; hence, any substance seen as bringing welcome forgetfulness or relief. (noun)
  • A Southeast Asian plant of the genus Nepenthes. (noun)
  • Plural form of nepenthe. (noun)

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Use "nepenthes" in a sentence
  • "Helena's bowl, the sole nectar of the gods, or that true nepenthes in"
  • "[* I have since learned that this is an ascertained fact, and that nepenthes are among the insectiverous plants.]"
  • "You can imagine the joy of getting into my hands these wonderful nepenthes or “monkey cups” for the first time."