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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ce·re·us /ˈsɪriəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ce·re·us n.  Bot. A genus of plants of the Cactus family. They are natives of America, from California to Chili.
 Note:Although several species flower in the night, the name Night-blooming cereus is specially applied to the Cereus grandiflorus, which is cultivated for its beautiful, shortlived flowers. The Cereus giganteus, whose columnar trunk is sometimes sixty feet in height, is a striking feature of the scenery of New Mexico, Texas, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : genus of much-branched treelike or shrubby cacti with
          pronounced ribs and rounded needlelike spines and
          nocturnal flowers usually white [syn: genus Cereus]