any member of the pineapple family of plants, usually having stiff, leathery leaves and spikes of bright flowers, as the pineapple and Spanish moss
Origin of bromeliadModern Latin Bromelia (after O. Bromel, 1639-1705, Swedish botanist) + -ad
Any of various mostly epiphytic tropical American plants of the family Bromeliaceae, usually having long stiff leaves, colorful flowers, and showy bracts. Bromeliads include the pineapple, Spanish moss, and many ornamentals.
Origin of bromeliadFrom New Latin Bromelia, type genus, after Olaf Bromelius, (1639–1705), Swedish botanist.
silver vase bromeliad
From New Latin Bromeliaceae.