Definition of Night-blooming cereus

1. Noun. Any of several night-blooming cacti of the genus Selenicereus.

Generic synonyms: Cactus
Group relationships: Genus Selenicereus, Selenicereus
Specialized synonyms: Queen Of The Night, Selenicereus Grandiflorus



2. Noun. Any of several cacti of the genus Hylocereus.
Generic synonyms: Cactus
Group relationships: Genus Hylocereus, Hylocereus

3. Noun. Any of several cacti of the genus Cereus.
Generic synonyms: Cactus
Group relationships: Cereus, Genus Cereus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Night-blooming Cereus

nighed
nighen
nigher
nighest
nighing
nighly
nighness
nighnesses
nighs
nighsome
night-bat
night-bats
night-blind
night-blooming
night-blooming cereus (current term)
night-light
night-line
night-rail
night-raven
night-robe
night-sight
night-soil
night-soils
night-stop
night-terrors
night-time
night and day

Literary usage of Night-blooming cereus

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1. The American Female Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices by Caroline May (1848)
"... the angel of this world of tears, Pointed with radiant brow to future years. Alas! for us the Future wove Love's shroud! TO THE night-blooming cereus. ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (1899)
"... A Text-book of General Botany; Atkinson, Elementary Botany; Strasburger, a Text- Book of Botany. (Translated by Porter.) A "night-blooming cereus ..."

3. A Furnace of Earth by Hallie Erminie Rives (1900)
"Her love for him is most exquisite; it always reminds me of the perfume of the night-blooming- cereus." He took his leave of Margaret with grave courtesy ..."

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