night-blooming cereus

[ nahyt-bloo-ming ]
/ ˈnaɪtˌblu mɪŋ /

noun

any of various cacti of the genera Hylocereus, Peniocereus, Nyctocereus, or Selenicereus, having large, usually white flowers that open at night.

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Origin of night-blooming cereus

First recorded in 1800–10
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British Dictionary definitions for night-blooming cereus

night-blooming cereus

noun

any of several cacti of the genera Hylocereus, Selenicereus, etc, having large fragrant flowers that open at night
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