strangler fig

Definitions of strangler fig
  1. noun
    a strangler tree native to southern Florida and West Indies; begins as an epiphyte eventually developing many thick aerial roots and covering enormous areas
    synonyms: Ficus aurea, Florida strangler fig, golden fig, wild fig
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    type of:
    fig tree
    any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature
  2. noun
    a common tropical American clusia having solitary white or rose flowers
    synonyms: Clusia major, Clusia rosea, pitch apple
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    type of:
    strangler, strangler tree
    an epiphytic vine or tree whose aerial roots extend down the trunk of a supporting tree and coalesce around it eventually strangling the tree
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