pineapple family


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Noun1.pineapple family - a family of tropical American plants of order Xyridales including several (as the pineapple) of economic importancepineapple family - a family of tropical American plants of order Xyridales including several (as the pineapple) of economic importance
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Commelinales, order Commelinales, order Xyridales, Xyridales - an order of monocotyledonous herbs
Ananas, genus Ananas - a genus of tropical American plants have sword-shaped leaves and a fleshy compound fruits composed of the fruits of several flowers (such as pineapples)
Bromelia - the type genus of the family Bromeliaceae which includes tropical American plants with deeply cleft calyx
genus Tillandsia, Tillandsia - large genus of epiphytic or terrestrial sparse-rooting tropical plants usually forming dense clumps or pendant masses
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Don, who worked for Liverpool City Council for 30 years, impressed with his exotic display of plants which are mainly found in the American tropics and related to the pineapple family.
One of the world's largest bromeliads, this giant member of the pineapple family is native to Brazil and generally blooms only after it is 20 years old or older, and then dies.