noun vrie·sia \ˈvrēzh(ē)ə, -zēə\

Definition of vriesia

  1. 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. 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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