Bromeliaceae

plural noun Bro·me·li·a·ce·ae \brōˌmēlēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Bromeliaceae

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of bromeliaceae

New Latin, from Bromelia, type genus + -aceae


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