tillandsia

[ti-land-zee-uh]
noun
  1. any of numerous, chiefly epiphytic bromeliads of the genus Tillandsia, including Spanish moss and many species cultivated as ornamentals.

Origin of tillandsia

< New Latin (Linnaeus), after Elias Tillands, 17th-century Finno-Swedish botanist; see -ia
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tillandsia

noun
  1. any bromeliaceous epiphytic plant of the genus Tillandsia, such as Spanish moss, of tropical and subtropical America

Word Origin for tillandsia

C18: New Latin, named after Elias Tillands (died 1693), Finno-Swedish botanist
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