Date: Sat, 6 Nov 1999 18:11:46 +1100 From: "Richard Jobson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Message-Id: <aabcdefg3723$foo@default> Subject: Dionaea
Hey How about Dione (loves) musca (flies) and puli (fleas) or loves
musc (flies) and ipola (worms) or or musca (fly) ipala (impaler) he
omitted the m. Loves musci (mice) and pula (paul)a. Joking
Thanks Paul for the great history of VFT.
'Dicks Concise Latin Dictionary'. Richard Head Press.
Muscipula derives from "mus" and "capio". Mus means "mouse"
> means "I capture", so the plant is in fact Venus's Mousetrap,
not, I say
> again, not flytrap (which would have to be written in Latin as
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