bromeliad

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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

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Origin and Etymology of bromeliad

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


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