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aerophyte


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aerophyte  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aerophyte 
  n  :  plant  that  derives  moisture  and  nutrients  from  the  air  and 
  rain;  usually  grows  on  another  plant  but  not  parasitic  on 
  it  [syn:  {air  plant},  {epiphyte},  {epiphytic  plant}] 




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