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orchid cactus

noun

epiphyllum

[ep-uh-fil-uh m] /ˌɛp əˈfɪl əm/
noun
1.
any of several mostly epiphytic cacti of the genus Epiphyllum, native to tropical America, having large, fragrant white flowers.
Also called orchid cactus.
Origin
< Neo-Latin, equivalent to Greek epi- epi- + Greek phýllon leaf; so called from the leaflike branches on which the flower grows
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