cereus: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sēr'ē-us), [key]
— pl. -us•es.
  1. any of various plants of the genus Cereus, of the cactus family, having large, usually white, funnel-shaped flowers.
  2. any of several related, similar plants, esp. of the genera Hylocereus, Nyctocereus, and Selenicereus.
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