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Meaning of catchfly

catch•fly

Pronunciation: (kach'flī"), [key]
— pl. -flies.
  1. any of various plants, esp. of the genera Silene and Lychnis, having a viscid secretion on the stem and calyx in which small insects are sometimes caught.
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