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bromeliad

noun bro·me·li·ad \brō-ˈmē-lē-ˌad\

Definition of BROMELIAD

:  any of the chiefly tropical American usually epiphytic plants comprising the pineapple family and including Spanish moss and various ornamentals

Origin of BROMELIAD

New Latin Bromelia, genus of tropical American plants, from Olaf Bromelius †1705 Swedish botanist
First Known Use: 1866

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