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  • n. A cactus of the genus Epiphyllum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of cactaceous plants having flattened, jointed stems, and petals united in a tube. The flowers are very showy, and several species are in cultivation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Brazilian genus of low cactaceous plants, with numerous branches formed of short, flattened, bright-green joints, bearing showy rose-red flowers at the summit. There are three species. E. truncation and E. Russellianum are frequently cultivated in greenhouses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any cactus of the genus Epiphyllum having flattened jointed irregularly branching stems and showy tubular flowers

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