noun (plural epiphyllums)
A cactus with flattened stems and large, fragrant red or yellow flowers.
- Genus Epiphyllum, family Cactaceae: several species, in particular the night-flowering cactus (E. hookeri)
More example sentences
- The epiphyllum loves filtered sunshine and enjoys humidity.
- Epiphyllums, commonly referred to as Epis, or Orchid cacti, have tremendous blooms.
modern Latin, from epi- 'upon' + Greek phullon 'leaf'.
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