Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A plant growing entirely in the air, and receiving its nourishment from it; an air plant or epiphyte.

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  • noun An epiphyte

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it

Etymologies

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aero- + -phyte

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