From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Saprophyte \Sap"ro*phyte\, noun [Gr. sapro's rotten + fyto'n a plant.] (Bot.) Any plant growing on decayed animal or vegetable matter, as most fungi and some flowering plants with no green color, as the Indian pipe.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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