deerhorn cactus


Definition of deerhorn cactus

: a shrubby cactus (Peniocereus greggii synonym Cereus greggii) native to the southwestern U.S. and adjacent parts of northern Mexico that has night-blooming white flowers and spiny scarlet fruits

called also night-blooming cereus

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First Known Use of deerhorn cactus

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Deerhorn cactus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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