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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pitch·er n.
 1. A wide-mouthed, deep vessel for holding liquids, with a spout or protruding lip and a handle; a water jug or jar with a large ear or handle.
 2. Bot. A tubular or cuplike appendage or expansion of the leaves of certain plants.
 American pitcher plants, the species of Sarracenia. See Sarracenia.
 Australian pitcher plant, the Cephalotus follicularis, a low saxifragaceous herb having two kinds of radical leaves, some oblanceolate and entire, others transformed into little ovoid pitchers, longitudinally triple-winged and ciliated, the mouth covered with a lid shaped like a cockleshell.
 California pitcher plant, the Darlingtonia California. See Darlingtonia.
 Pitcher plant, any plant with the whole or a part of the leaves transformed into pitchers or cuplike organs, especially the species of Nepenthes. See Nepenthes.