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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 cimarrón), Agave spp. (maguey), Melocactus spp. (erizos) and Leptocereus spp.

    Cuban cactus scrub

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