Meaning of STRANGLER FIG in English

[strangler fig] n (1933): any of various vines and trees esp. of the mulberry family (as Ficus aurea of the southeastern U.S.) and Saint-John's-wort family (as Clusia rosea of tropical America) that start as epiphytes but send down roots to the ground around the host tree

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