Definition of Cereus

1. Noun. Genus of much-branched treelike or shrubby cacti with pronounced ribs and rounded needlelike spines and nocturnal flowers usually white.

Exact synonyms: Genus Cereus
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Cactaceae, Cactus Family, Family Cactaceae
Member holonyms: Night-blooming Cereus



Definition of Cereus

1. n. A genus of plants of the Cactus family. They are natives of America, from California to Chili.

Definition of Cereus

1. Noun. Any of the genus ''Cereus'' of plants of the cactus family, natives to the Americas, from California to Chile. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cereus

1. a tall cactus [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cereus

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Literary usage of Cereus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1920)
"Trichocereus chiloensis. FIG. 199.—Trichocereus chiloensis. * Cereus ... The plant which he describes, however, is different from Cereus ..."

2. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1849)
"Mr. Woods has also raised some fine seedling cactuses, particularly one from Cereus ... This splendid new species of the cereus, with white flowers, ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"... badly injured in consequence, bore both staminate and pistillate flowers in an abnormal condition. A hedge composed of plants of Cereus margi- " ROSA DE ..."

4. Essentials of bacteriology by Michael Valentine Ball (1896)
"Micrococcus Cereus Albas. (Passet.) Differs from the pyogenes albus in the form of colony. A white shiny growth like drops of wax ; hence the name cereus. ..."

5. The Lady's Book of Flowers and Poetry: To which are Added, a Botanical edited by Lucy Hooper (1842)
"THE night-flowering Cereus (Cactus grandi-florus,) is one of our most splendid hot-house ... BLOWING Cereus. ANON. CAN it be true 1 so fragrant and so fair! ..."

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