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2009-08-11 13:45:00

A new plant species has been discovered in the central Philippines - a giant carnivorous plant. The plant is the largest of all pitchers and is so big that it can catch rats as well as insects in its trap. Botanists came across the strange pink ferns - as well as blue mushrooms - during an expedition. The botanists named the pitcher plant after British natural history broadcaster David Attenborough. The details of the discovery were published in the Botanical Journal of the...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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