catch·fly /ˈkæʧˌflaɪ, ˈkɛʧ-/
Catch·fly n. Bot. A plant with the joints of the stem, and sometimes other parts, covered with a viscid secretion to which small insects adhere. The species of Silene are examples of the catchfly.
n 1: any plant of the genus Silene [syn: silene, campion]
2: mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects;
widespread in north temperate zone [syn: lychnis]