prickly pear cactus
noun see prickly pear

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prickly pear cactus — noun cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species; often used as food for stock • Syn: ↑prickly pear • Hypernyms: ↑cactus • Hyponyms: ↑nopal, ↑Opuntia lindheimeri, ↑tuna, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • prickly-pear cactus — noun see prickly pear 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • prickly pear — noun 1. cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species; often used as food for stock • Syn: ↑prickly pear cactus • Hypernyms: ↑cactus • Hyponyms: ↑nopal, ↑Opuntia lindheimeri, ↑tuna, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • prickly pear — noun Date: 1612 1. opuntia; especially any of those with flat spiny joints called also prickly pear cactus compare cholla 2. the pulpy pear shaped edible fruit of various prickly pears (as Opuntia ficus indica) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prickly pear — prickly pears N COUNT A prickly pear is a kind of cactus that has round fruit with prickles on. The fruit, which you can eat, is also called a prickly pear …   English dictionary

  • prickly pear — n [U and C] a type of ↑cactus that has yellow flowers and red fruit. The fruit is also called a prickly pear …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prickly pear — ► NOUN ▪ a cactus with flattened, jointed stems which produces prickly, pear shaped fruits …   English terms dictionary

  • prickly pear — shaped fruit of a kind of cactus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prickly-pear — figavaisė opuncija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Opuntia ficus indica), paplitęs Meksikoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cactus… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • prickly pear — 1. any of numerous cacti of the genus Opuntia, having flattened, usually spiny stem joints, yellow, orange, or reddish flowers, and ovoid, often edible fruit. 2. the usually prickly fruit of such a cactus. [1605 15] * * * Any of a group of flat… …   Universalium

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