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billbergia

[bil-bur-jee-uh, -juh]
noun
  1. any bromeliad of the tropical American genus Billbergia, having stiff leaves and flowers with showy, variously colored bracts.
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Origin of billbergia

1821; < New Latin, named after Gustaf Johan Billberg (1772–1844), Swedish botanist; see -ia
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