Night-blooming
Night-blooming \Night"-bloom`ing\, a. Blooming in the night. [1913 Webster]

{Night-blooming cereus}. (Bot.) See Note under {Cereus}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Night-blooming cereus — Night blooming Night bloom ing, a. Blooming in the night. [1913 Webster] {Night blooming cereus}. (Bot.) See Note under {Cereus}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • night-blooming cereus — [nīt′blo͞om΄iŋ sir′ē əs] n. any of various cactuses that bloom at night, esp. any of many species (genera Hylocereus, Selenicereus, etc.), often grown as house plants …   English World dictionary

  • night-blooming cereus — stambiažiedis rykštinas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Peniocereus greggii), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Peniocereus greggii angl. Arizona queen of the night; deer horn cactus; desert night… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • night-blooming cereus — /nuyt blooh ming/ any of various cacti of the genera Hylocereus, Peniocereus, Nyctocereus, or Selenicereus, having large, usually white flowers that open at night. [1800 10] * * * ▪ cactus also called  moonlight cactus        (genus Selenicereus) …   Universalium

  • night-blooming cereus — banguotasis kertuotis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, vaisinis, maistinis kultūrinis augalas (Hylocereus undatus), kilęs iš Amerikos atogrąžų. Naudojamas gėrimams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Night-blooming cereus — Cereus Ce re*us, n. [L., a wax candle, fr. cera wax. So named from the resemblance of one species to the columnar shape of a wax candle.] (Bot.) A genus of plants of the Cactus family. They are natives of America, from California to Chili. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • night-blooming cereus — didžiažiedis naktenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Selenicereus grandiflorus), paplitęs Meksikoje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Selenicereus grandiflorus angl. night blooming… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • night-blooming cereus — noun 1. any of several night blooming cacti of the genus Selenicereus • Hypernyms: ↑cactus • Hyponyms: ↑queen of the night, ↑Selenicereus grandiflorus • Member Holonyms: ↑Selenicereus, ↑genus Selenicereus …   Useful english dictionary

  • night-blooming cereus — noun Date: 1832 any of several night blooming cacti; especially a slender sprawling or climbing cactus (Selenicereus grandiflorus) often cultivated for its large showy fragrant white flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • night-blooming cereus — night′ bloom ing ce′reus n. pln any of various cacti, as of the genera Hylocereus, Peniocereus, Nyctocereus, and Selenicereus, having large, usu. white flowers that open at night • Etymology: 1800–10 …   From formal English to slang

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