Hylocereus

noun Hy·lo·cereus \¦hīlō+\

Definition of Hylocereus

  1. :  a genus of climbing sometimes epiphytic tropical American cacti with angular stems and mostly white very showy fragrant flowers — see night-blooming cereus

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Origin and Etymology of hylocereus

New Latin, from hyl- + Cereus


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