Tillandsias

tillandsia

[ti-land-zee-uh]
noun
any of numerous, chiefly epiphytic bromeliads of the genus Tillandsia, including Spanish moss and many species cultivated as ornamentals.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus), after Elias Tillands, 17th-century Finno-Swedish botanist; see -ia

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tillandsia (tɪˈlændzɪə)
 
n
any bromeliaceous epiphytic plant of the genus Tillandsia, such as Spanish moss, of tropical and subtropical America
 
[C18: New Latin, named after Elias Tillands (died 1693), Finno-Swedish botanist]

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