noun bro·me·li·ad \brō-ˈmē-lē-ˌad\

Definition of bromeliad

  1. :  any of the chiefly tropical American usually epiphytic plants comprising the pineapple family and including Spanish moss and various ornamentals

Origin and Etymology of bromeliad

New Latin Bromelia, genus of tropical American plants, from Olaf Bromelius †1705 Swedish botanist

First Known Use: 1866

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