aerial root

noun

Definition of aerial root

: any root exposed to the air especially : one of the roots found in epiphytes and climbers not in contact with the soil but usually anchoring the plant to its support and often functioning in photosynthesis — compare prop root

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First Known Use of aerial root

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Aerial root.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerial%20root. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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