bromelia

noun bro·me·lia \brōˈmēlyə, -lēə\

Definition of bromelia

  1. 1 capitalized :  the type genus of Bromeliaceae comprising tropical American plants with deeply cleft calyx that are often placed in the genus Ananas

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Bromelia; broadly :  bromeliad

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Origin and Etymology of bromelia

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


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