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- n. Plural form of broomrape.
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The absence of green matter prevents them from feeding upon mineral matter, and they are therefore obliged to subsist upon organic matter, just as do plants that are destitute of chlorophyl (such as fungi, broomrapes, etc.).
(e.g., dodders and broomrapes). a. Haustoria grow into the host plant. b.