root climber


Definition of root climber

: a plant that climbs by its adventitious roots (as the common ivy and many tropical aroids)

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First Known Use of root climber

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Root climber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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