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from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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  • noun 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

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