Cereus Definition

sîrē-əs
noun
Any of a genus (Cereus) of cactus, or any of a number of night-blooming varieties of other genera, native to the SW U.S. and Mexico.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
genus Cereus
pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Cactaceae — certain columnar cactuses.

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Other Word Forms of Cereus

Noun

Singular:
cereus
Plural:
cereuses

Origin of Cereus

  • New Latin Cēreus genus name from Latin cēreus candle (from its shape) from cēra wax cerate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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