Pitcher

Definition of Pitcher

Pitch´er
n.1.(Baseball) One who pitches anything, as hay, quoits, a ball, etc.; specifically (Baseball), the player who delivers the ball to the batsman.
2.A sort of crowbar for digging.
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.

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