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English noun: epiphytic plant

1. epiphytic plant (plant) plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it

Synonymsaerophyte, air plant, epiphyte

Broader (hypernym)flora, plant, plant life

Narrower (hyponym)aeschynanthus, black moss, Clusia insignis, hemiepiphyte, long moss, old man's beard, semiepiphyte, Spanish moss, strangler, strangler tree, Tillandsia usneoides, waxflower

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