bromelia

noun
bro·​me·​lia | \ brōˈmēlyə, -lēə\

Definition of bromelia

1 capitalized : the type genus of Bromeliaceae comprising tropical American plants with deeply cleft calyx that are often placed in the genus Ananas
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Bromelia broadly : bromeliad

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History and Etymology for bromelia

New Latin, from Olaf Bromelius †1705 Swedish botanist + New Latin -ia

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