tillandsia


til·land·sia

noun \tə-ˈlan(d)-zē-ə\

Definition of TILLANDSIA

:  any of a large genus (Tillandsia) of chiefly epiphytic plants of the pineapple family native to tropical and subtropical America

Origin of TILLANDSIA

New Latin, from Elias Tillands †1693 Finnish botanist
First Known Use: 1759

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