from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An aerial root that arises from a stem or trunk, penetrates the soil, and helps support the plant, as in mangroves.

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  • noun a root that grows from and supports the stem above the ground in plants such as mangroves


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