parasitic plant

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Noun1.parasitic plant - plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from itparasitic plant - plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
parasite - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
Parasitaxus ustus, parasite yew - rare and endangered monoecious parasitic conifer of New Caledonia; parasitic on Falcatifolium taxoides
buckleya, Buckleya distichophylla - parasitic shrub of the eastern United States having opposite leaves and insignificant greenish flowers followed by oily dull green olivelike fruits
bastard toadflax, Comandra pallida - woody creeping parasite of western North America having numerous thick powdery leaves and panicles of small dull-white flowers
Pyrularia pubera, rabbitwood, buffalo nut - shrub of southeastern United States parasitic on roots of hemlocks having sparse spikes of greenish flowers and pulpy drupes
family Loranthaceae, Loranthaceae, mistletoe family - in some classification includes Viscaceae: parasitic or hemiparasitic shrublets or shrubs or small trees of tropical and temperate regions; attach to hosts by haustoria
Loranthus europaeus, mistletoe - shrub of central and southeastern Europe; partially parasitic on beeches, chestnuts and oaks
Arceuthobium pusillum, American mistletoe - small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits; parasitic on spruce and larch trees
fire tree, flame tree, Nuytsia floribunda, Christmas tree - a terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses
Old World mistletoe, Viscum album, mistletoe - Old World parasitic shrub having branching greenish stems with leathery leaves and waxy white glutinous berries; the traditional mistletoe of Christmas
false mistletoe, mistletoe - American plants closely resembling Old World mistletoe
hemiparasite, semiparasite - a parasitic plant that contains some chlorophyll and therefore is capable of photosynthesis