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.
What Are Some Irregular Plural Nouns?Irregular plural nouns are nouns that become plural in a way other than adding -s or -es to the end. It can be tough to remember which nouns are irregular, but here are a few guidelines for how to handle the ones that are. Regular Nouns First off, a noun is a person, place, or thing. Nouns are singular when they represent one item and …
Origin of crab cactus
An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
Also called Thanksgiving cactus.
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