mostly trailing cacti having nocturnal white flowers; tropical America and Caribbean region
Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Cactaceae, ↑family Cactaceae, ↑cactus family

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\\-ˈsirēəs\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from acanth- + Latin cereus candle — more at cereus
: a genus of tropical American weak often trailing cacti (family Cactaceae) having nocturnal funnel-shaped white flowers and 3-angled spiny stems — see pitahaya

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