air root

See pneumatophore.

Nearby words

  1. air quotes,
  2. air rage,
  3. air raid,
  4. air rifle,
  5. air right,
  6. air route,
  7. air sac,
  8. air scoop,
  9. air scout,
  10. air service

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Examples from the Web for air root

  • My path lay by the banyan tree under which we had so often sat, but every air-root seemed changed to a writhing serpent.

    The Darrow Enigma|Melvin L. Severy
  • A wild pine grew in the lowest fork, and had kindly let down an air-root into the soil.

    At Last|Charles Kingsley