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

Word History


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

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“Bromelia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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