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Noun: strangler  strang-g(u-)lu(r)
  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
    - strangler tree
  2. Someone who kills by strangling
    - garroter [N. Amer], garrotter [Brit, Cdn], throttler, choker

Derived forms: stranglers

Type of: aerophyte, air plant, epiphyte, epiphytic plant, killer, slayer