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crab cactus

noun
1.
a cactus, Schlumbergera truncata (or Zygocactus truncatus), native to Brazil, having stems with leaflike segments and showy red flowers and often cultivated as a houseplant.
Also called Thanksgiving cactus.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism
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