[ vree-zhee-uh, -zee-uh, -zhuh ]
/ ˈvri ʒi ə, -zi ə, -ʒə /


any of numerous tropical American epiphytic bromeliads of the genus Vriesia, many species of which are cultivated for their rosettes of variegated leaves and showy flower spikes.

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Origin of vriesia

< New Latin (1843), after W.H. de Vriese (1806–62), Dutch botanist; see -ia
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