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Meaning of "air plant" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AIR PLANT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AIR PLANT

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Air plant is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AIR PLANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

air plant

Epiphyte

An epiphyte is a plant that grows non-parasitically upon another plant, and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and sometimes from debris accumulating around it instead of the structure it is fastened to. An epiphytic organism that is not a plant is not called an epiphyte. Epiphytes are usually found in the temperate zone or in the tropics. Epiphytes provide a rich and diverse habitat for other organisms including animals, fungi, bacteria, and myxomycetes. Epiphyte is one of the subdivisions of the Raunkiær system. An epiphytic bromeliad The term epiphytic derives from the Greek epi- and phyton. Epiphytic plants are sometimes called "air plants" because they do not root in soil. However, there are many aquatic species of algae, including seaweeds, that are epiphytes on other aquatic plants. The best-known epiphytic plants include mosses, orchids, and bromeliads such as Spanish moss, but epiphytes may be found in every major group of the plant kingdom. 89% of epiphyte species are flowering plants. The second largest group are the leptosporangiate ferns, with about 2800 species.

Definition of air plant in the English dictionary

The definition of air plant in the dictionary is an epiphyte, esp an orchid of the large Old World tropical genus Aerides, grown for its white scented flowers spotted with red, purple, or rose, or a bromeliad, esp of the genus Tillandsia.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE AIR PLANT

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Synonyms and antonyms of air plant in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «air plant» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AIR PLANT

Find out the translation of air plant to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of air plant from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «air plant» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

落地生根
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

planta de aire
570 millions of speakers

English

air plant
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हवा संयंत्र
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

مصنع الهواء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

воздух завод
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

planta de ar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বায়ু উদ্ভিদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

centrale d´air
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Loji udara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Klimaanlage
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

着生植物
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공기 공장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tanduran banyu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhà máy khí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காற்று ஆலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हवा वनस्पती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hava tesisi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

impianto di aria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

roślin powietrza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

повітря завод
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

plantă aer
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φυτό αέρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lug plant
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

luft växt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

luft anlegg
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AIR PLANT»

The term «air plant» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.840 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AIR PLANT»

Discover the use of air plant in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to air plant and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Compressed Air Plant
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed.
Robert Peele, 2012
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Air Plants: Epiphytes and Aerial Gardens
Drawing on the author's deep experience with epiphytes and the latest scientific research, this book is accessible to readers unfamiliar with technical botany; it features a lavish illustration program, references, a glossary, and tables.
David H. Benzing, 2012
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How To... Air Plant and Succulent Terrariums: 2nd edition
On. The. Beach. With its bizarre almost root like and always glabrous floral bracts, the Caput Medusae (Latin for "head of the medusa") is one of the most dramatic air plants. The plant is indigenous to Mexico but can also be found in many ...
Nicole Almeida, 2013
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Compressed Air Plant for Mines; The Production, Transmission ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: .
Robert Peele, 2012
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Tests of a Liquid Air Plant
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Calude Silbert Hudson, 2012
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Miller's dictionary of gardening, botany, and agriculture; ...
Air Plant. Gynandria Monandria, Linnseus; Orchidea, Jussieu. Calyx with six deep divisions, the five upper ones equal and staged ; the lower one with a small concave lip; the anther terminal. 1. Common Air Plant (A. arachnites, Willdenow).
Philip Miller, 1834
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Plant Responses to Air Pollution and Global Change
Methods in Enzymology 148:350-382 Maas FM, De Kok LJ (1988) In vitro NADH oxidation as an early indicator for growth reduction in spinach exposed to H2S in the ambient air. Plant Cell Physiol 29:523-526 Randle WM, Lancaster JE (2002)  ...
Kenji Omasa, Isamu Nouchi, Luit J. De Kok, 2007
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Chlorinated Organic Micropollutants
The defining equations are as follows: where cp is the concentration in grass ( mol m ~ 3), f is time (h), kAP is the air/plant mass transfer coefficient referenced to the gas phase (m h~ 1), A is the surface area of the plant (m2), cAg is the gaseous ...
Ronald E. Hester, Roy M. Harrison, Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain), 1996
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Environmental Organic Chemistry
As a consequence, seasonal fluctuations in air-plant partitioning processes are generally much more pronounced than fluctuations in partitioning coefficients involving water. Therefore, our present ability to predict bioaccumulation in terrestrial ...
René P. Schwarzenbach, Philip M. Gschwend, Dieter M. Imboden, 2005
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Issues in Environmental Economics, Engineering, and ...
(2010 DEC 28) University of Reading: Modeling the Plant Uptake of Organic Chemicals, Including the Soil-Air-Plant Pathway “The soil-air-plant pathway is potentially important in the vegetative accumulation of organic pollutants from ...
‎2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AIR PLANT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term air plant is used in the context of the following news items.
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A name can mean many things in the plant world
... taxum, aka spider plant or airplane plant, which should not be confused with the bromeliad we know as air plant (Tillandsia spp.). Another ... «Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jul 15»
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The pruning hook
One other, opinion, mine, Without the OT, the NT is an 'Air plant,' no roots, and no fruit, since Jesus promised not to 'change' one dot nor tittle, ... «McCook Daily Gazette, Jun 15»
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Challenging the past, with plenty of bones to pick
... artist Christian Ruiz Berman, crow legs sprout from the an ostrich eggshell, which is impregnated with amethyst crystals and a living air plant. «Queens Chronicle, Jun 15»
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Beauty coupled with serenity
... a built-in water-pump assembly, resting Buddha fountain, kneeling Buddha tabletop fountain, a small resin statue seated amidst an air plant, ... «Deccan Herald, Jun 15»
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Air Plants: The Lazy Person's Solution to Gardening
If you don't find yourself to be that nurturing, you just found your soul mate in plant form: the air plant. These babies don't need soil and only ... «Inquirer.net, May 15»
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Gardening | Spanish moss, air plants grow in popularity
Spanish moss, also called air plant by some, is also of the Tillandsia genus. Yes, this redundancy in common and botanical names is confusing ... «Myrtle Beach Sun News, May 15»
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DIY: Make a geometric air plant holder
I don't know about you, but I'm trying to incorporate more plants into my home décor, with an emphasis on low-maintenance flora. A great way ... «Charleston City Paper, Mar 15»
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How to with houseplants: 3 amazing air plant displays
The exotic air plant is a surprisingly low-maintenance house plant and grows on almost any surface. West Hampstead 'balcony gardener' ... «Ham&High, Feb 15»
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Air plants are ultimate easy care plant
In its native tropical forest, an air plant spends its entire life hanging in mid-air or on a rock, or balanced in the branches of trees. All water and ... «Central Kentucky News, Feb 15»
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Love plants but hate dirt? Try an air plant
Add rocks: Pair air plants with rocks; smooth white pebbles can give a grassy air plant a seaside look. 2. Use your treasures: Since air plants ... «Quad City Times, Feb 15»

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