saguaro
noun (plural -ros) Etymology: Mexican Spanish, probably from Ópata (Uto-Aztecan language of Sonora, Mexico) Date: 1856 a tall columnar usually sparsely-branched cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) of dry areas of the southwestern United States and Mexico that bears white flowers and a scaly reddish edible fruit and that may attain a height of up to 50 feet (16 meters) — called also giant cactus

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  • saguaro — saguaro. m. Méx. Planta de la familia de las Cactáceas, que crece en las regiones desérticas de México y el suroeste de los Estados Unidos de América, con flores blancas y fruto comestible. * * * Cacto de gran tamaño (Cereus giganteus o Carnegiea …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Saguaro —   [spanisch mexikanisch], der Riesenkaktus …   Universal-Lexikon

  • saguaro — type of large branching cactus of the N.Amer. desert, 1856, from Mexican Spanish, from Piman native name, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • saguaro — m. Méx. Planta de la familia de las Cactáceas, que crece en las regiones desérticas de México y el suroeste de los Estados Unidos de América, con flores blancas y fruto comestible …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • saguaro — ☆ saguaro [səwä′rōsə gwär′ō, sə wär′ō ] n. pl. saguaros [MexSp, after the Piman native name] a giant cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) with a thick, spiny stem and white flowers, native to the SW U.S. and N Mexico: also sahuaro [səwä′rō] …   English World dictionary

  • Saguaro — This article is about the cactus. For the Palm OS software, see Saguaro (Palm OS). For the baseball team, see Surprise Saguaros. Saguaro Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Saguaro — Carnegiea gigantea …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saguaro — Carnegiea gigantea Carnegiea gigantea Systematik Ordnung: Nelkenartige (Caryophyllales) Familie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • saguaro — /seuh gwahr oh, wahr oh/, n., pl. saguaros. a tall, horizontally branched cactus, Carnegiea (or Cereus) gigantea, of Arizona and neighboring regions, yielding a useful wood and bearing an edible fruit: still locally common, though some… …   Universalium

  • saguaro — Suwarrow Su*war row, n. (Bot.) The giant cactus ({Cereus giganteus}); so named by the Indians of Arizona. Called also {saguaro}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saguaro — sa·guà·ro s.m. TS bot.com. gigantesco cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) che produce un frutto commestibile a forma di pera e che, immagazzinando grandi quantità d acqua nel tallo, evita il disseccamento totale dell ambiente arido in cui vive {{line}}… …   Dizionario italiano

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