strangler tree

Definitions of strangler tree
  1. noun
    an epiphytic vine or tree whose aerial roots extend down the trunk of a supporting tree and coalesce around it eventually strangling the tree
    synonyms: strangler
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    Clusia major, Clusia rosea, pitch apple, strangler fig
    a common tropical American clusia having solitary white or rose flowers
    type of:
    aerophyte, air plant, epiphyte, epiphytic plant
    plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it
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