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    any of various long-stemmed, woody vines that are rooted in the soil at ground level and use trees, as well as other means of vertical support, to climb up to the canopy to get access to well-lit areas of the forest

    Lianas can form bridges amidst the forest canopy, providing arboreal animals with paths across the forest.

    Submitted by Andrei Fiodorov from Moldova, Republic of on 22/04/2017
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