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aerophyte (n.)

"plant which lives exclusively on air," 1838, perhaps via French aerophyte, from aero- "air" + -phyte "plant."

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Definitions of aerophyte

aerophyte (n.)
plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it;
Synonyms: air plant / epiphyte / epiphytic plant
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