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crab cactus

noun

  1. a cactus, Schlumbergera truncata (or Zygocactus truncatus ), native to Brazil, having stems with leaflike segments and showy red flowers and often cultivated as a houseplant.


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Origin of crab cactus1

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

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