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epiphyllum


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Epiphyllum  \Ep`i*phyl"lum\,  n.  [NL.]  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  cactaceous  plants  having  flattened,  jointed  stems, 
  and  petals  united  in  a  tube.  The  flowers  are  very  showy,  and 
  several  species  are  in  cultivation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epiphyllum 
  n  :  any  cactus  of  the  genus  Epiphyllum  having  flattened  jointed 
  irregularly  branching  stems  and  showy  tubular  flowers 
  [syn:  {orchid  cactus}] 




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