barrel cactus
noun Date: 1881 any of a genus (Ferocactus) of nearly globular deeply ribbed spiny cacti of Mexico and the adjacent United States; also any of several similar cacti (genus Echinocactus)

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  • Barrel cactus — Barrel cacti are classified into the two genera Echinocactus and Ferocactus, both of which are found in the Southwest Desert of North America. Their pineapple shaped fruits can be easily removed but are not recommended for eating. The barrel… …   Wikipedia

  • barrel cactus — ar rel cac tus (b[a^]r r[e^]l k[a^]k t[u^]s), n.; pl. {barrel cacti} (b[a^]r r[e^]l k[a^]k t[imac]). any of several large cacti native to the southwestern U. S. and Mexico, having a short cylindrical form with deep vertical ribs and bearing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barrel cactus — noun 1. a cactus of the genus Ferocactus: unbranched barrel shaped cactus having deep ribs with numerous spines and usually large funnel shaped flowers followed by dry fruits • Hypernyms: ↑cactus • Member Holonyms: ↑Ferocactus, ↑genus Ferocactus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • barrel cactus — geltondyglis ežiakaktusis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Echinocactus grusonii), paplitęs Meksikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Echinocactus grusonii angl. barrel cactus; gold barrell cactus; gold ball cactus šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • barrel cactus — any of several large, cylindrical, ribbed, spiny cacti of the genera Echinocactus and Ferocactus. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant  name for a group of more or less barrel shaped cacti, family Cactaceae, native to North and South America. It is… …   Universalium

  • barrel cactus — noun Any cactus with an approximately barrel like shape …   Wiktionary

  • barrel cactus — bar′rel cac tus n. pln any of several large, cylindrical, ribbed, spiny cacti of the genera Echinocactus and Ferocactus[/ex] • Etymology: 1880–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • California barrel cactus — ritininis ferokaktusas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Ferocactus cylindraceus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ferocactus cylindraceus angl. California barrel cactus; cliff barrel cactus; compass… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cliff barrel cactus — ritininis ferokaktusas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Ferocactus cylindraceus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ferocactus cylindraceus angl. California barrel cactus; cliff barrel cactus; compass… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • compass barrel cactus — ritininis ferokaktusas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Ferocactus cylindraceus), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ferocactus cylindraceus angl. California barrel cactus; cliff barrel cactus; compass… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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