noun Acan·tho·ce·re·us \-ˈsirēəs\

Definition of Acanthocereus

  1. :  a genus of tropical American weak often trailing cacti (family Cactaceae) having nocturnal funnel-shaped white flowers and 3-angled spiny stems — see pitahaya

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Origin and Etymology of acanthocereus

New Latin, from acanth- + Latin cereus candle — more at cereus

First Known Use: 1868

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