epiphyllum

noun ep·i·phyl·lum \ˌepəˈfiləm\

Definition of epiphyllum

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of tropical American cacti having flattened jointed irregularly branching stems and showy tubular flowers — see orchid cactus

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Epiphyllum; especially :  crab cactus

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Origin and Etymology of epiphyllum

New Latin, from epi- + -phyllum


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