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

  • n. See epiphyte.

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  • n. epiphyte

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A plant deriving its sustenance from the air alone; an aërophyte.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant unconnected with the ground and apparently living on air: applied to epiphytes, but usually not to parasites. Many epiphytic orchids in cultivation are popularly so named.

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


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