Definition of Strangler tree

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



Lexicographical Neighbors of Strangler Tree

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strangerlike
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stranglements
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strangler fig
strangler tree (current term)
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strangulations

Literary usage of Strangler tree

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

1. 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 ..."

2. His Majesty's Sloop Diamond Rock by H. S. Huntington (1904)
"It was a " strangler-tree," or " Scotch attorney," as they call it in the British islands ; and, like others of its kind, it had a curious history, ..."

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