Definition of Echinocereus
1. Noun. Large genus of low-growing shrubby ribbed cacti of Mexico and southwestern United States.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Cactaceae, Cactus Family, Family Cactaceae
Member holonyms: Hedgehog Cereus, Rainbow Cactus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Echinocereus
Literary usage of Echinocereus
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 (1922)
"7 Plant of echinocereus mojavensis 8 Top of plant of echinocereus ... 15 Plant of echinocereus subinermis 16 Plant of echinocereus luteus 17 Potted plant of ..."