Definition of Opuntia

1. Noun. Large genus of cactuses native to America: prickly pears.




Definition of Opuntia

1. n. A genus of cactaceous plants; the prickly pear, or Indian fig.

Definition of Opuntia

1. Noun. A genus of flower, of which the only current member is the prickly pear. ¹

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Definition of Opuntia

1. an American cactus [n -S]

Medical Definition of Opuntia

1. A genus of cactaceous plants; the prickly pear, or Indian fig. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opuntia

optrode
optrodes
optronic
optronics
opts
opts in
opts out
opulence
opulences
opulencies
opulency
opulent
opulently
opulus
opuluses
opuntia (current term)
opuntias
opus
opus operatum
opus spicatum
opuscle
opuscles
opuscula
opuscular
opuscule
opuscules
opusculum
opuses
opv
opye

Literary usage of Opuntia

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1. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1919)
"Plant of opuntia campestris 99 121. Joints of opuntia ignota 99 122. Thicket of opuntia pumila too 123. Joints of opuntia pumila 101 124. ..."

2. Guide to the Materials for American History in Roman and Other Italian Archives by Carl Russell Fish (1911)
"opuntia-opuntia. On February 12 an etiolated shoot of opuntia which had been cut and allowed to regenerate and green in the sand-bed was inserted in a ..."

3. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1880)
"opuntia elatior, Miller. Central America. A hedge plant with formidable thorns. ... Mexico. Affords also food for the Coccus Cacti. opuntia ..."

4. The Water-balance of Succulent Plants by Daniel Trembly MacDougal, E. S. Spalding (1910)
"While work on the opuntia was carried on during several seasons, ... Naturally, too, the problems presented by the opuntia are of a very different nature ..."

5. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1906)
"The most important collection of the genus opuntia, and doubtless of other ... On the whole, a specimen of opuntia properly prepared and pressed between ..."

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