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Meaning of AIR PLANT

Pronunciation:  ehr plant

 
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
 
 Synonyms: aerophyte, 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: 
\Air" plant`\ (Bot.)
A plant deriving its sustenance from the air alone; an
a["e]rophyte.

Note: The ``Florida moss'' ({Tillandsia}), many tropical
      orchids, and most mosses and lichens are air plants.
      Those which are lodged upon trees, but not parasitic on
      them, are epiphytes.

 

 

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