Definition of vriesia
1 capitalized : a genus of chiefly epiphytic herbs (family Bromeliaceae) having densely rosetted leaves, free petals, and basal scales on the inner sides of the petals
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Vriesia
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Origin and Etymology of vriesia
New Latin, from W. H. de Vriese †1862 Dutch botanist + New Latin -ia
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