Queen of the Night

variants: or queen of the night or Queen of the Night cactus or queen of the night cactus

Definition of Queen of the Night

: night-blooming cereus Perhaps the most popular night bloomers are the jasmine, like my neighbor's, or the night-blooming cereus, sometimes called "Queen of the Night" because of its showy, fragrant white flowers that only open at night.— Jill Carroll also : the usually large, white flower of a night-blooming cereus Among the things that make it different from a daylight visit: night-blooming flowers, such as queen of the night, a white cactus blossom that unfolds when the sun goes down. — Randy Cordova

First Known Use of Queen of the Night

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Queen of the Night.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Queen%20of%20the%20Night. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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