cereus

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noun ce·re·us \ˈsir-ē-əs\

Definition of cereus

  1. :  any of various cacti (as of the genus Cereus) of the western U.S. and tropical America

Origin and Etymology of cereus

New Latin, genus name, from Latin, wax candle, from cera wax — more at cerumen


First Known Use: 1731

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