strangler-tree love

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Either of two tropical American trees, Clusia rosea and C. alba, which grow usually as parasites on other trees, often killing them. The roots spread over the trunk and downward until the ground is reached, when other roots are formed, and the tree comes finally to be supported by its own trunk. See aralic, cupay, and Clusia.

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