Definition of Crab cactus

1. Noun. South American jointed cactus with usually red flowers; often cultivated as a houseplant; sometimes classified as genus Schlumbergera.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crab Cactus

crab-apple
crab-eater
crab-eating dog
crab-eating fox
crab-eating macaque
crab-eating opossum
crab-eating raccoon
crab-eating seal
crab Louis
crab apple
crab boil
crab boils
crab burger
crab burgers
crab cactus (current term)
crab canon
crab canons
crab cocktail
crab hand
crab legs
crab lice
crab mentality
crab plover
crab spider
crab spiders
crab yaws
crabapple

Literary usage of Crab cactus

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1. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1915)
"A splendid specimen of the crab cactus. (Trailed onto an upright stiff-stemmed cereus (Editorial section continued on alternate pages) Any good catalogue ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"crab cactus. CHRISTMAS CACTUS. Fig. 765. Stems much branched and hanging in large bunches from the trees : joints obovate to oblong, with strongly truncate ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and ...by Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"crab cactus. CHRISTMAS CACTUS. Fig. 4055. Sts. much branched and hanging in large bunches from the trees; joints obovate to oblong, with strongly truncate ..."

4. Letters from New York by Lydia Maria Francis Child (1845)
"But yesterday, I saw a plant called the crab cactus, most singularly like the animal from which it takes its name. My companion said it was ' a strange ..."

5. Letters from New York by Lydia Maria Francis Child (1844)
"But yesterday, I saw a plant called the crab cactus, most singularly like the animal from which ..."

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