noun Pit·cair·nia \pitˈka(a)rnēə\

Definition of Pitcairnia

  1. :  a large genus of tropical often epiphytic herbs (family Bromeliaceae) that have fleshy leaves with spiny margins and flowers with showy bracts

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Origin and Etymology of pitcairnia

New Latin, from William Pitcairn †1791 English physician and botanist + New Latin -ia

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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