aechmea

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

noun

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.

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Origin of aechmea

< New Latin (1794), probably based on Greek aichmḗeis armed with a spear, derivative of aichmḗ spear point, spear; see -a2

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