vriesia

noun
vrie·sia | \ ˈvrēzh(ē)ə , -zēə \

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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History and Etymology for vriesia

New Latin, from W. H. de Vriese †1862 Dutch botanist + New Latin -ia

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