from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See epiphyte.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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 Bromeliace├Ž; 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)


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