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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 New Latin Bromelia,
type genus, after Olaf Bromelius (1639-1705), Swedish botanist.]