Definition of Tillandsia

1. Noun. Large genus of epiphytic or terrestrial sparse-rooting tropical plants usually forming dense clumps or pendant masses.




Definition of Tillandsia

1. n. A genus of epiphytic endogenous plants found in the Southern United States and in tropical America. Tillandsia usneoides, called long moss, black moss, Spanish moss, and Florida moss, has a very slender pendulous branching stem, and forms great hanging tufts on the branches of trees. It is often used for stuffing mattresses.

2. n. An immense genus of epiphytic bromeliaceous plants confined to tropical and subtropical America. They usually bear a rosette of narrow overlapping basal leaves, which often hold a considerable quantity of water. The spicate or paniculate flowers have free perianth segments, and are often subtended by colored bracts. Also, a plant of this genus.

Definition of Tillandsia

1. Noun. Any of the genus ''Tillandsia'' of American epiphytes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tillandsia

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Medical Definition of Tillandsia

1. A genus of epiphytic endogenous plants found in the Southern United States and in tropical America. Tillandsia usneoides, called long moss, black moss, Spanish moss, and Florida moss, has a very slender pendulous branching stem, and forms great hanging tufts on the branches of trees. It is often used for stuffing mattresses. Origin: NL. So named after Prof. Tillands, of Abo, in Finland. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tillandsia

tileset
tilesets
tilestone
tilestones
tiletamine
tilework
tiliaceous
tilidate
tilidine
tiling
tilings
till
tillable
tillage
tillages
tillandsia (current term)
tillandsias
tillaux fracture
tilled
tilled land
tiller
tiller extension
tillered
tillering
tillerman
tillermen
tillers
tillet
tilleth
tillets

Literary usage of Tillandsia

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"... for which see tillandsia. It is also known as a Massan- 8«a (see p 992).-Г z,frri„a. ... under tillandsia and Pie 2515 to -- sia F. ..."

2. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"242) ; epiphytes consist of only a few herbaceous forms, one of which, tillandsia usneoides (Figs. 48, 240), frequently dominates the landscape, ..."

3. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1913)
"tillandsia Fibre.—This fibre, known as Spanish moss, is obtained from tillandsia usneoides, and is extensively employed in trade as a vegetable horsehair, ..."

4. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1911)
"(To be continued) LABORATORY OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, NEW YORK. REDISCOVERY OF tillandsia ..."

5. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York by New York Academy of Sciences (1828)
"From among the many plants collected by me in Florida, I select the following as the more interesting, inasmuch as but two species of the genus tillandsia ..."

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