Thanksgiving cactus

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Noun1.Thanksgiving cactus - South American jointed cactus with usually red flowersThanksgiving cactus - South American jointed cactus with usually red flowers; often cultivated as a houseplant; sometimes classified as genus Schlumbergera
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
genus Zygocactus, Zygocactus - small genus of Brazilian cacti having flat fleshy usually branched joints and showy red or pink flowers followed by red fleshy fruits
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Other dangers to watch out for: strings of lights, which seem to attract puppies that bite on the wiring; and plants such as holly, mistletoe and Thanksgiving cactus, which when eaten can result in vomiting and diarrhea.
Withers humorously suggests that a Christmas cactus could actually be called a July cactus, an Easter cactus, or Thanksgiving cactus depending on when it blooms.
I tried to keep track of which was Thanksgiving cactus, which was Christmas cactus, and which were hybrids, but then I learned that most have been so heavily hybridized that their lineage has all the certitude of a scrambled egg.