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English definition of “epiphyte”

epiphyte

noun [C]     /ˈep.ɪ.faɪt/ specialized
a plant that grows on another plant but does not feed from it, for example some mossesPlants and animals - general words epiphytic     /ep.ɪˈfɪt.ɪk/ US  /-ˈfɪt̬-/ adjective epiphytic orchidsPlants and animals - general words
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