AskDefine | Define strangler

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1 an epiphytic vine or tree whose aerial roots extend down the trunk of a supporting tree and coalesce around it eventually strangling the tree [syn: strangler tree]
2 someone who kills by strangling [syn: garroter, garrotter, throttler, choker]

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  1. someone who strangles, especially who murders by strangling
  2. an epiphyte whose aerial roots eventually strangle the tree on which it grows


someone who strangles

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