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mistletoe cactus

Definition:

a plant of the genus Rhipsalis

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plurals:

mistletoe cacti | mistletoe cactuses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Rhipsalis | mistletoe cacti | Cassytha Erythrorhipsalis [Mill. (non L.: preoccupied), synonym]

a genus of epiphytic cacti. They are typically known as mistletoe cacti. The scientific name derives from the Ancient Greek term for wickerwork, referring to the plants' habitus. Rhipsalis is one is part of the tribe Rhipsalideae within the subfamily ... (40 of 760 words, 2 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

mistletoe cactus

an epiphytic cactus, "Rhipsalis cassytha", that grows in tropical America (10 of 180 words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mistletoe-cactus

Random House Dictionary:

mistletoe cactus

a tropical, branched cactus, "Rhipsalis baccifera" (or "cassutha"), having cylindrical stems and mistletoelike fruit. (14 of 16 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mistletoe-cactus

American Heritage Dictionary:

mistletoe cactus

A leafless, epiphytic tropical American cactus (Rhipsalis baccifera). (8 of 11 words)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Rhipsalis [plant genus]

cactus genus of about 50 species, family Cactaceae, native to tropical and subtropical America, West Indies, Africa, Madagascar, and Sri Lanka. ... (21 of 130 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/501449​/Rhipsalis

Wiktionary:

cactus | cacti [plural] | cactuses [plural]

[botany] Any member of the family Cactaceae, a family of flowering New World succulent plants suited to a hot, semi-desert climate. | Any succulent plant with a thick fleshy stem bearing spines but no leaves, including euphorbs. | [Australian, slang] ... (38 of 76 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

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New World Dictionary:

cactus | cactuses [plural] | cacti [plural]

any desert plants of the cactus family, native to the New World, with fleshy stems, reduced or spinelike leaves, and often showy flowers | designating ... (24 of 55 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cactus

Columbia Encyclopedia:

cactus | night-blooming cereus | pear, prickly | prickly pear | saguaro

any plant of the family Cactaceae, a large group of succulents found almost entirely in the New World. A cactus plant is conspicuous for its fleshy ... (26 of 289 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0809750​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

cactus | cacti [plural] | cactuses [plural] | cactaceous [derived]

a succulent plant with a thick fleshy stem which typically bears spines, lacks leaves, and has brilliantly coloured flowers. Cacti are native to arid ... (24 of 107 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cactus

Merriam-Webster:

cactus | cacti [plural] | cactuses [plural]

any of a family (Cactaceae, the cactus family) of plants that have succulent stems and branches with scales or spines instead of leaves and are found ... (26 of 71 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cactus

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cactus [countable] | cacti [plural] | cactuses [plural]

a plant that grows in deserts and has thick stems and sharp points called spines (15 of 42 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cactus

Cambridge Dictionary:

cactus | cacti [plural] | cactuses [plural]

any of many types of desert plant usually with sharp spines and thick stems for storing water (17 of 26 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cactus

Encarta Dictionary:

cactus | cacti [plural] | cactuses [plural]

a spiny leafless plant with fleshy stems and branches and often with brilliantly colored flowers. Native to: dry desert regions of the ... (22 of 53 words, pronunciations)

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