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Meaning of aechmea

aech•me•a

Pronunciation: (ēk-mē'u, ēk'mē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various epiphytic bromeliads of the genus Aechmea, native to tropical America, having stiff, spiny leaves and clusters of red, yellow, or blue flowers: popular as a houseplant.
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