(NL N). The pineapple

Dictionary of word roots and combining forms . . 2013.

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  • Bromelien — Bromeli|en   [nach dem schwedischen Botaniker Olaus Bromel], Singular Bromeli|e die, , Sammelbezeichnung für die als Zierpflanzen kultivierten Ananasgewächse; im engeren Sinn Bezeichnung für die Gattung Bromelia: rd. 35 Arten im tropischen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • bromeliad — bromeliaceous /broh mee lee ay sheuhs/, adj. /broh mee lee ad /, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • bromeliad — bro•me•li•ad [[t]broʊˈmi liˌæd[/t]] n. pln any plant of the pineapple family • Etymology: 1865–70; < NL Bromeli(a) a genus (after Olaus Bromelius (1639–1705), Swedish botanist bro•me li•a′ceous ˈeɪ ʃəs adj …   From formal English to slang

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