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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epiphyte  \Ep"i*phyte\,  n.  [Gr.  'epi`  upon  +  fyto`n  plant,  ?  to 
  grow:  cf  F.  ['e]piphyte.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  An  air  plant  which  grows  on  other  plants,  but  does 
  not  derive  its  nourishment  from  them  See  {Air  plant}. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  A  vegetable  parasite  growing  on  the  surface  of  the 
  body. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epiphyte 
  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},  {aerophyte},  {epiphytic  plant}] 




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