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tillandsia

[ti-land-zee-uh] /tɪˈlænd zi ə/
noun
1.
any of numerous, chiefly epiphytic bromeliads of the genus Tillandsia, including Spanish moss and many species cultivated as ornamentals.
Origin
< New Latin (Linnaeus), after Elias Tillands, 17th-century Finno-Swedish botanist; see -ia
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tillandsia

/tɪˈlændzɪə/
noun
1.
any bromeliaceous epiphytic plant of the genus Tillandsia, such as Spanish moss, of tropical and subtropical America
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, named after Elias Tillands (died 1693), Finno-Swedish botanist
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