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

Definition of Bromeliaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Bromeliaceae

bromeliaceous \ brō¦mēlē¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Bromeliaceae

New Latin, from Bromelia, type genus + -aceae

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“Bromeliaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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