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noun [C] uk   /ˈep.ɪ.faɪt/ specialized us  
a plant that grows on another plant but does not feed from it, for example, some mosses
adjective uk   /ep.ɪˈfɪt.ɪk/ us    /-ˈfɪt̬-/
epiphytic orchids
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