night-blooming cereus

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night-bloom·ing cereus

(nīt′blo͞o′mĭng)
n.
Any of various night-blooming cacti of the genera Hylocereus, Peniocereus, and Selenicereus, having large fragrant flowers.

night-blooming cereus

n
(Plants) any of several cacti of the genera Hylocereus, Selenicereus, etc, having large fragrant flowers that open at night

night′-bloom`ing ce′reus



n.
any of various cacti, as of the genera Hylocereus, Peniocereus, Nyctocereus, and Selenicereus, having large, usu. white flowers that open at night.
[1800–10]
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Noun1.night-blooming cereus - any of several night-blooming cacti of the genus Selenicereusnight-blooming cereus - any of several night-blooming cacti of the genus Selenicereus
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
genus Selenicereus, Selenicereus - mostly epiphytic climbing cacti that bloom at night
queen of the night, Selenicereus grandiflorus - tropical American climbing cactus having triangular branches; often cultivated for its large showy night-blooming flowers followed by yellow red-streaked fruits
2.night-blooming cereus - any of several cacti of the genus Hylocereus
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
genus Hylocereus, Hylocereus - genus of climbing or epiphytic tropical American cacti with angular stems and mostly white very fragrant flowers
3.night-blooming cereus - any of several cacti of the genus Cereus
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
Cereus, genus Cereus - genus of much-branched treelike or shrubby cacti with pronounced ribs and rounded needlelike spines and nocturnal flowers usually white