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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Vriesia

Word History


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

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“Vriesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vriesia. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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