noun, plural ce·re·us·es.
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Origin of cereus
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It is commonly known as the Opelet, and its scientific name is Anthea cereus.The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux
We have seen perfect "drum-sticks" formed by grafting a full-grown plant of this on the stem of a Cereus.Cactus Culture For Amateurs|W. Watson
Among Cactuses the columnar species of Cereus (Fig. 111, b), may be likened to rootstocks.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
It wouldn't seem like a year in our valley if we didn't see your cereus in bloom.The Brimming Cup|Dorothy Canfield Fisher
We saw our first Melocactus, and our first night-blowing Cereus creeping over the rocks.At Last|Charles Kingsley