[ eek-mee-uh, eek-mee-uh ]
/ ikˈmi ə, ˈik mi ə /


any of various epiphytic bromeliads of the genus Aechmea, native to tropical America, having stiff, spiny leaves and clusters of red, yellow, or blue flowers: popular as a houseplant.

Nearby words

  1. aeacides,
  2. aeacus,
  3. aeaea,
  4. aeb,
  5. aec,
  6. aecia,
  7. aecidia,
  8. aecidium,
  9. aeciospore,
  10. aecium

Origin of aechmea

< New Latin (1794), probably based on Greek aichmḗeis armed with a spear, derivative of aichmḗ spear point, spear; see -a2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019