[ UK /sˈɛɹɪəs/ ]
  1. genus of much-branched treelike or shrubby cacti with pronounced ribs and rounded needlelike spines and nocturnal flowers usually white
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How To Use Cereus In A Sentence

  • Genipa americana, Lemaireocereus griseus, Pristimera vernicosa, Ruperchtia ramiflora The Park has isolated populations of caiman (Caiman crocodylus), ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), margay (Leopardus wiedii), and primates of the genus Alouatta. Guajira-Barranquilla xeric scrub
  • He had been using the spoon to repot his cereus peruvianus plant. Coming Back To Earth As A Dog
  • Two endemic birds, the ocellated thrasher (Toxostoma ocellatum), bridled sparrow (Aimorphilla mystacalis), and one plant, locally called tetecho (Lemairocereus weberi), inhabit this region. Tehuacán Valley matorral
  • In the Papaloapan basin, the cardon (Lemairocereus weberi) are abundant, as is quiotillo (Escontria chiotilla). Tehuacán Valley matorral
  • Intergeneric-interploidy hybridization between Hylocereus species and S. megalanthus yielded triploids, pentaploids, hexaploids, and aneuploid hybrids.
  • The air has a scent of sandalwood and arsenic; a night-blooming cereus blooms on a dark path. FOCUS: POET-EDITORS!
  • Included in the populations of people at increased risk for B. cereus infection are cancer patients, intravenous drug users, or patients that have had surgery...in other words, the people who are likely to use alcohol swabs. Alcohol pads and swabs recalled due to bacteria contamination
  • That night everyone that wanted a cutting received one and the following June at our Red Hat picnic we awarded the person with the largest cereus a prize.
  • Cousin Jasper," he said, "didn't I tell you that the gardener wanted you to know that the night-blooming cereus is open just now? The Windy Hill
  • And that, nawoj, is the story of Old White-Haired Woman and the beautiful flower that the Mil-gahn call the night-blooming cereus. HOUR OF THE HUNTER
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