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strangler fig

noun

Definition of strangler fig

  1. :  any of several figs (as Ficus aurea of the southeastern United States) that start as epiphytes but send down roots to the ground around the host tree; broadly :  any of various epiphytic vines or trees (as Clusia rosea syn. C. major) of similar habit



1933

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1933


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