Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various tropical American bromeliads of the genus Aechmea, grown indoors for their attractive, often patterned leaves and showy bracts.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Greek aikhmē, point of a spear.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Hmmm, seems a matter of scale: Knock me a home run over centre field; Eek me an infield single.

    May 14, 2009

  • it runs through my mind as 'eek me a', like 'knock me a (something)'

    May 14, 2009

  • aechmea - spear point

    January 14, 2007