HyperDic: thanksgiving_cactus

English > 1 sense of the expression Thanksgiving cactus:
NOUNplantThanksgiving cactus, crab cactus, Zygocactus truncatus, Schlumbergera truncatusSouth American jointed cactus with usually red flowers
English > Thanksgiving cactus: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningSouth American jointed cactus with usually red flowers; often cultivated as a houseplant; sometimes classified as genus Schlumbergera.
Synonymscrab cactus, Zygocactus truncatus, Schlumbergera truncatus
Member ofZygocactus, genus Zygocactussmall genus of Brazilian cacti having flat fleshy usually branched joints and showy red or pink flowers followed by red fleshy fruits
BroadercactusAny succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines

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