from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various mostly epiphytic tropical American plants of the family Bromeliaceae, usually having long stiff leaves, colorful flowers, and showy bracts. Bromeliads include the pineapple, the Spanish moss, and numerous ornamentals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various tropical or subtropical New World herbaceous plants in the family Bromeliaceae.
From New Latin Bromelia, type genus, after Olaf Bromelius (1639-1705), Swedish botanist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin Bromeliaceae. (Wiktionary)