What does aerophyte mean?

aerophyte meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1840, possibly via French aerophyte, from aero- + -phyte "plant."


aerophyte meaning in General Dictionary

plant that derives dampness and nutritional elements from environment and rainfall; usually expands on another plant not parasitic about it

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  • A plant developing completely floating around, and obtaining its nourishment from it; an environment plant or epiphyte.

aerophyte meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A plant developing entirely floating around, and obtaining its nourishment as a result; an air plant or epiphyte.