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epiphyte

e·pi·phyte

epiphyte

pronunciation:
e p faIt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a plant that grows upon another plant but provides its own nutrients, as certain orchids or lichens.
derivation: epiphytic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word epiphyte contains the following parts:
phyt, phyto, -phyte Greek root that means plant; plant growth