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Meaning of bromeliad

bro•me•li•ad

Pronunciation: (brō-mē'lē-ad"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous, usually epiphytic tropical American plants, having long, stiff leaves and showy flowers, and including the pineapple, Spanish moss, and many species grown as houseplants or ornamentals.
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