Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of slender often treelike spiny cacti with solitary showy nocturnal white or pink flowers; Florida and Caribbean to South America.

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  • n. genus of slender often treelike spiny cacti with solitary showy nocturnal white or pink flowers; Florida and Caribbean to South America

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Examples

  • Of the cactus, we can mention Opuntia dillenii (tuna) and O. militaris, Harrisia eriofora (pitahaya), H. taetra (jijira), Pilosocereus robinii (miramar), Dendrocereus nudiflorus (aguacate cimarrĂ³n), Agave spp. (maguey), Melocactus spp. (erizos) and Leptocereus spp.

    Cuban cactus scrub

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