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tillandsia

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noun til·land·sia \tə-ˈlan(d)-zē-ə\

Definition of tillandsia

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



Origin and Etymology of tillandsia

New Latin, from Elias Tillands †1693 Finnish botanist


First Known Use: 1759


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