Definition of epiphyllum in English:


Line breaks: epi|phyl¦lum
Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪˈfɪləm

noun (plural epiphyllums)

A cactus with flattened stems and large, fragrant red or yellow flowers.
  • Genus Epiphyllum, family Cactaceae: several species
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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