Main Entry: bro·me·li·ad

Pronunciation: brO-'mE-lE-"ad

Etymology: New Latin Bromelia, genus of tropical American plants, from Olaf Bromelius died 1705 Swedish botanist

Date: 1866: Any of a family (Bromeliaceae) of chiefly tropical American usually epiphytic herbaceous plants including
the pineapple, Spanish moss, and various ornamentals.

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