HyperDic: cactus

English > 1 sense of the word cactus:
NOUNplantcactusany succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
cactus > pronunciation
Soundskae'ktahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > cactus: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines.
Member ofCactaceae, family Cactaceae, cactus familyconstituting the order Opuntiales
NarrowerChristmas cactus, Schlumbergera buckleyi, Schlumbergera baridgesiiepiphytic cactus of Brazilian ancestry widely cultivated as a houseplant having jointed flat segments and usually rose-purple flowers that bloom in winter
Easter cactus, Hatiora gaertneri, Schlumbergera gaertnerispring-blooming South American cactus with oblong joints and coral-red flowers
Knowlton's cactus, Pediocactus knowltoniismall clustering cactus of southwestern United States
barrel cactusA cactus of the genus Ferocactus
chichipe, Lemaireocereus chichipetall treelike Mexican cactus with edible red fruit
cholla, Opuntia chollaarborescent cacti having very spiny cylindrical stem segments
coryphanthaA cactus of the genus Coryphantha
crab cactus, Thanksgiving cactus, Zygocactus truncatus, Schlumbergera truncatusSouth American jointed cactus with usually red flowers
echinocactus, barrel cactusAny cactus of the genus Echinocactus
epiphyllum, orchid cactusAny cactus of the genus Epiphyllum having flattened jointed irregularly branching stems and showy tubular flowers
feather ball, Mammillaria plumosaA low tuberculate cactus with white feathery spines
garambulla, garambulla cactus, Myrtillocactus geometrizansarborescent cactus of western Mexico bearing a small oblong edible berrylike fruit
hedgehog cereuscactus of the genus Echinocereus
living rock, Ariocarpus fissuratususually unbranched usually spineless cactus covered with warty tubercles and having magenta flowers and white or green fruit
mammillariaAny cactus of the genus Mammillaria
mescal, mezcal, peyote, Lophophora williamsiiA small spineless globe-shaped cactus
mistletoe cactusA plant of the genus Rhipsalis
night-blooming cereusAny of several night-blooming cacti of the genus Selenicereus
night-blooming cereusAny of several cacti of the genus Cereus
night-blooming cereusAny of several cacti of the genus Hylocereus
nopalAny of several cacti of the genus Nopalea resembling prickly pears
pitahaya cactus, pitahaya, Acanthocereus tetragonus, Acanthocereus pentagonuscactus of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico having edible juicy fruit
prickly pear, prickly pear cactuscacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species
rainbow cactusA stout cylindrical cactus of the southwest United States and adjacent Mexico
rattail cactus, rat's-tail cactus, Aporocactus flagelliformiscommonly cultivated tropical American cactus having slender creeping stems and very large showy crimson flowers that bloom for several days
saguaro, sahuaro, Carnegiea giganteaExtremely large treelike cactus of desert regions / regions of southwestern United States having a thick columnar sparsely branched trunk bearing white flowers and edible red pulpy fruit
BroadersucculentA plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs
Spanishcactaceae, cacto, cactus
Catalancactus

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