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Christmas cactus

noun
1.
a cactus, Schlumbergera bridgesii (or Zygocactus bridgesii), native to Brazil, having stems with leaflike segments and showy, purplish-red flowers, and often cultivated as a houseplant.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Christmas cactus

noun
1.
a Brazilian cactus, Schlumbergera (formerly Zygocactus) truncatus, widely cultivated as an ornamental for its showy red flowers
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Contemporary definitions for Christmas cactus
noun

succulent South American plant with red, pink, or white flowers, grown as a houseplant

Word Origin

Schlumbergera bridgesii

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