cereus cereus

Definition(s):

  • (n) genus of much-branched treelike or shrubby cacti with pronounced ribs and rounded needlelike spines and nocturnal flowers usually white

Usage(s):

  1. During a routine inspection of their manufacturing process, Merck officials found that some equipment was contaminated with a bacteria called Bacillus cereus.
  2. Ilka Chase's first novel is the liveliest agitation of stamens and pistil since the last flowering of the night-blooming cereus.
  3. In the strange white radiance of Alabama moonlight white flowersCherokee roses, the night-blooming cereus, moon flowers and honey-sucklewere sweeter than at any other time.

News

  • Night-blooming plants offer exotic beauty in fall gardens

    October usually brings several letters and photographs of exotic night-blooming cereus blossoms. The huge flowers are incredibly complex and so beautiful that they appear to be artificial.
    on October 19, 2013     Source: The Lafayette Daily Advertiser

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Quotes

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    on Dec 11, 2008 By: Annie Duke Source: PR Web (press release)

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