Meaning of “epiphyte” in the English Dictionary

"epiphyte" in British English

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epiphytenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈep.ɪ.faɪt/ us /ˈep.ə.faɪt/ specialized

a plant that grows on another plant but does not feed from it, for example, some mosses

adjective uk /ep.ɪˈfɪt.ɪk/ us /ep.əˈfɪt̬.ɪk/

epiphytic orchids

(Definition of “epiphyte” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)