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vriesia

[vree-zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -zhuh] /ˈvri ʒi ə, -zi ə, -ʒə/
noun
1.
any of numerous tropical American epiphytic bromeliads of the genus Vriesia, many species of which are cultivated for their rosettes of variegated leaves and showy flower spikes.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1843), after W.H. de Vriese (1806-62), Dutch botanist; see -ia
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