Definition of Strangler

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.

Exact synonyms: Strangler Tree
Specialized synonyms: Clusia Major, Clusia Rosea, Pitch Apple, Strangler Fig
Generic synonyms: Aerophyte, Air Plant, Epiphyte, Epiphytic Plant
Derivative terms: Strangle



2. Noun. Someone who kills by strangling.
Exact synonyms: Choker, Garroter, Garrotter, Throttler
Generic synonyms: Killer, Slayer
Derivative terms: Choke, Garrote, Garrotte, Strangle, Throttle

Definition of Strangler

1. n. One who, or that which, strangles.

Definition of Strangler

1. Noun. someone who strangles, especially who murders by strangling ¹

2. Noun. an epiphyte whose aerial roots eventually strangle the tree on which it grows ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strangler

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Strangler

stranger danger
strangered
strangering
strangerlike
strangers
stranges
strangest
stranging
strangle
strangleable
strangled
stranglehold
strangleholds
stranglement
stranglements
strangler
strangler fig
strangler tree
stranglers
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strangleth
strangling
stranglingly
stranglings
strangolapreti
strangulate
strangulated
strangulates
strangulating

Literary usage of Strangler

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mysteries of the Court of London by George William MacArthur Reynolds (1856)
"Then, with lightning rapidity, away flew the Strangler: nut came the la«so; ... That the surviving Strangler would haunt him with a restless pertinacity, ..."

2. Recollections of a Rebel Reefer by James Morris Morgan (1917)
"... Running trial lines on the gallop — La Piedad — Did n't flop quick enough and got stoned — The brave peccary — The strangler tree — The tree that bleeds ..."

3. The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction by Reuben Percy, John Timbs (1844)
"The strangler thrust his head above the rushes, listened attentively, while his countenance took a strange expression of surprise mingled with rage. ..."

4. Illustrations of the History and Practices of the Thugs: And Notices of Some by Edward Thornton (1837)
"No man," it was added," but a Thug, who has been a strangler, and is remarkable for his cleanliness and decorum, is permitted to carry it. ..."

5. Water Hazard by John Gunn (1995)
"Strangler TOOK FIVE MINUTES TO CHANGE INTO 111 dry clothes when we picked up Watson at North Sydney. I think I took half that time at my place. ..."

6. Celebrated Criminal Cases of America by Thomas Samuel Duke (1910)
""WHEELER, THE Strangler." At 11:55 pm, October 20, 1880, a heavy-set, middle-aged man entered the Central Police Station at Washington and Kearny streets, ..."

7. Celebrated Criminal Cases of America by Thomas Samuel Duke (1910)
""WHEELER, THE Strangler." At 11:55 pm, October 20, 1880, a heavy-set, middle-aged man entered the Central Police Station at Washington and Kearny streets, ..."

8. The Wandering Jew (and Jewess)by R. D. Manning, Eugene Sue by R. D. Manning, Eugene Sue (2003)
"... formerly tattooed in India by the needle of the Strangler. The son of Kadja-Sing holds in his left hand the amber mouthpiece of his pipe. ..."

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