christmas cactus

Christ·mas cac·tus
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kris-muh s kak-tuh s]
    • /ˈkrɪs məs ˈkæk təs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kris-muh s kak-tuh s]
    • /ˈkrɪs məs ˈkæk təs/

Definitions of christmas cactus words

  • noun christmas cactus a Brazilian cactus, Schlumbergera (formerly Zygocactus) truncatus, widely cultivated as an ornamental for its showy red flowers 3
  • noun christmas cactus a common houseplant (Schlumbergera bridgesii) with flat, jointed, fleshy stems and red flowers that bloom around Christmas; crab cactus 3
  • noun christmas cactus 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. 1
  • noun christmas cactus Any of various cacti in the genus Schlumbergera. 0

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Origin of christmas cactus

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
First recorded in 1895-1900

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Parts of speech for Christmas cactus


christmas cactus popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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