Christmas cactus(redirected from Christmas cacti)
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Any of several epiphytic cacti of the genus Schlumbergera, native to Brazil, having jointed flat segments and widely cultivated as houseplants for their showy, usually magenta or red flowers that bloom in winter.
(Plants) a Brazilian cactus, Schlumbergera (formerly Zygocactus) truncatus, widely cultivated as an ornamental for its showy red flowers
a cactus, Schlumbergera bridgesii, native to Brazil, having stems with leaflike segments and bearing showy usu. purplish red flowers.
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|Noun||1.||Christmas cactus - epiphytic cactus of Brazilian ancestry widely cultivated as a houseplant having jointed flat segments and usually rose-purple flowers that bloom in winter|
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines