vriesia

vriesia

[vree-zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -zhuh]
noun
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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To vriesia
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: vries, adriaen de
Words Near: vriesia
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for vriesia
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing vriesia
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature