Acan·​tho·​ce·​re·​us | \ -ˈsirēəs\

Definition of Acanthocereus

: 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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First Known Use of Acanthocereus

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acanthocereus

New Latin, from acanth- + Latin cereus candle

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