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Meaning of epiphyte

ep•i•phyte

Pronunciation: (ep'u-fīt"), [key]
— n. Bot.
  1. a plant that grows above the ground, supported nonparasitically by another plant or object, and deriving its nutrients and water from rain, the air, dust, etc.; air plant; aerophyte.
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