dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


1 definition found
 for epiphytes
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Air plant \Air" plant`\ (Bot.)
     A plant deriving its sustenance from the air alone; an
     a["e]rophyte.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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, such as the Spanish moss Tillandsia
           usneoides), are epiphytes.
           [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229