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.

Nearby words

  1. night vision,
  2. night watch,
  3. night watch, the,
  4. night watchman,
  5. night-blind,
  6. night-hawk,
  7. night-light,
  8. night-long,
  9. night-night,
  10. night-owl

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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