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Meaning of AEROPHYTE

Pronunciation:  'ehru`fIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
 

AEROPHYTE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: air plant, epiphyte, epiphytic plant
 
 See Also: aeschynanthus, black moss, Clusia insignis, flora, hemiepiphyte, long moss, old man's beard, plant, plant life, semiepiphyte, Spanish moss, strangler, strangler tree, Tillandsia usneoides, waxflower

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A"["e]r*o*phyte\, n. [A["e]ro- + Gr. ? plant, ? to
grow: cf. F. a['e]rophyte.] (Bot.)
A plant growing entirely in the air, and receiving its
nourishment from it; an air plant or epiphyte.

 

 

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