from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See epiphyte.
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- n. An epiphyte
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant growing entirely in the air, and receiving its nourishment from it; an air plant or epiphyte.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant which lives exclusively in air, absorbing all its nourishment from it alone, as some orchids and many Bromeliaceæ; an air-plant. See epiphyte.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
aero- + -phyte (Wiktionary)