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 for Flytrap
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  flytrap \fly"trap\ (fl[imac]"tr[a^]p), n.
     1. A trap for catching flies.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Bot.) A plant (Dion[ae]a muscipula), called also
        Venus's flytrap, having two-lobed leaves which are
        fringed with stiff bristles, and fold together when
        certain sensitive hairs on their upper surface are
        touched, thus trapping insects that light on them. The
        insects so caught are afterwards digested by a secretion
        from the upper surface of the leaves. The plant is native
        to North and South Carolina, growing in bogs.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a trap for catching flies

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      [rare] See firewall machine.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  firewall machine
  Venus flytrap
      A dedicated gateway server with special
     security precautions on it, used to service external connections
     (typically from the public Internet).  The firewall machine
     protects servers and networks hidden behind it from crackers.
     The typical firewall is an inexpensive microprocessor-based
     Unix machine with no critical data, with public network ports on
     it, but just one carefully watched connection back to the rest of
     the cluster.  The special precautions may include threat
     monitoring, call-back, and even a complete iron box keyable to
     particular incoming IDs or activity patterns.
     The type of network and security environment of a firewall machine
     is often called a De-Militarised Zone (DMZ).  It may contain
     other servers such as e-mail servers or proxy gateways -
     machines that need to be publicly accessible but also need some
     access to internal systems.
     Also known as a (Venus) flytrap after the insect-eating plant.

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