air root

See pneumatophore.
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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