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Meaning of Christmas cactus

Christ'mas cac"tus

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a cactus, Schlumbergera bridgesii (or Zygocactus bridgesii), native to Brazil, having stems with leaflike segments and showy, purplish-red flowers, and often cultivated as a houseplant.
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