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air plant

n.

air plant

n
(Botany) an epiphyte, esp an orchid of the large Old World tropical genus Aerides, grown for its white scented flowers spotted with red, purple, or rose, or a bromeliad, esp of the genus Tillandsia

air′ plant`


n.
1. an epiphyte.
2. a tropical plant, Kalanchoe pinnata, of the stonecrop family, having pale-green flowers tinged with red and new plants sprouting at the leaf notches.
[1835–45, Amer.]
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Noun1.air plant - plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rainair plant - plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Clusia insignis, waxflower - epiphytic clusia of British Guiana
black moss, long moss, old man's beard, Spanish moss, Tillandsia usneoides - dense festoons of greenish-grey hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by sparse wiry roots; southeastern United States and West Indies to South America
aeschynanthus - a plant of the genus Aeschynanthus having somewhat red or orange flowers and seeds having distinctive hairs at base and apex
hemiepiphyte, semiepiphyte - a plant that is an epiphyte for part of its life
strangler, strangler tree - an epiphytic vine or tree whose aerial roots extend down the trunk of a supporting tree and coalesce around it eventually strangling the tree
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