Any of various usually epiphytic bromeliad plants of the genus Tillandsia, such as Spanish moss, of tropical and subtropical America.
Any of a genus (Tillandsia) of epiphytic plants of the pineapple family; esp., Spanish moss.
Origin of tillandsia
- New Latin Tillandsia genus name after Elias Tillands (1640–1693), Finno-Swedish botanist
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the genus name.