any of a genus (Tillandsia) of epiphytic plants of the pineapple family; esp., Spanish moss
Origin of tillandsiaModL, after Elias Tillands, 17th-c. Swedish botanist + -ia
Any of various usually epiphytic bromeliad plants of the genus Tillandsia, such as Spanish moss, of tropical and subtropical America.
Origin of tillandsiaNew Latin Tillandsia, genus name, after Elias Tillands, (1640–1693), Finno-Swedish botanist.
From the genus name.