christmas-cactus

Christmas cactus

noun
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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To christmas-cactus
Collins
World English Dictionary
Christmas cactus
 
n
a Brazilian cactus, Schlumbergera (formerly Zygocactus) truncatus, widely cultivated as an ornamental for its showy red flowers

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature