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    I have done much research on CP's, particularly VFT's.
    But in all of my research, I have not come accross any site that explains the meaning of the term DIONAEA MUSCIPULA.
    I know that it is Latin, but why was it named this, and what does it translate to in English?
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    I'm going to move this to the VFT forum and see if that helps it get more answers.
    'My love was science- specifically biology and, more specifically, when placed in a common jar, which of two organisms would devour the other.'

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    Alright, from what I remember "Dionaea" derives from Diana which make no sense to me because Diana is actually the Greek goddess of the hunt, Aphrodite was the goddess of love. (Or am I mixing up my Greek and Roman mythology?)

    I think I remember reading that, oddly enough, "muscipula" translated to 'trapper of flies' or 'fly catching'
    'My love was science- specifically biology and, more specifically, when placed in a common jar, which of two organisms would devour the other.'

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    This is what I found out... Diona is the mother of Venus, Muscipula translates to mouse trap. Sort of a connection...
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    Go to the URL below and you find there a dictionary of CP names by Peter Cole
    from it Dionaea = named after the Greek goddess Dione , mother of aphrodite
    muscipula = mousetrap
    http://www.flytrap.demon.co.uk/cpdict.htm
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    It means a venus fly trap the scienticic name

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    Venus fly trap is the common name
    Dionaea Muscipula is the name in science
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