Bromeliaceae

plural noun

Bro·​me·​li·​a·​ce·​ae
brōˌmēlēˈāsēˌē
: a family of tropical American epiphytic or terrestrial herbs or subshrubs (order Xyridales) that have basal often spiny leaves and flowers in dense spikes, panicles, or heads with large often colored bracts and that include several plants (such as the pineapple) of economic importance
bromeliaceous
brō¦mēlē¦āshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Bromelia, type genus + -aceae

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“Bromeliaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bromeliaceae. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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