Definition of Opuntias

1. Noun. (plural of opuntia) ¹



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Definition of Opuntias

1. opuntia [n] - See also: opuntia

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opuntias

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

Literary usage of Opuntias

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1907)
"The gardens of older Tucson contain many large specimens of two opuntias native ... The cylindrical opuntias include many forms with a central stem and well ..."

2. Campfires on Desert and Lava by William Temple Hornaday (1908)
"... Accursed Choya—The Pain of an Encounter—Mr. Sykes's Accident—Strength of Spines—The Tree Choya—opuntias—Leafless Bushes with Water-storage Steins. ..."

3. New Creations in Plant Life: An Authoritative Account of the Life and Work by William Sumner Harwood (1907)
"... opuntias,—in some ways the most important work Mr. Burbank has ever accomplished,—a word of explanation on one point seems needed. ..."

4. Rambles on the Riviera by Eduard Strasburger (1906)
"... taking the tram part of the way, and was struck by the large number of opuntias, ... opuntias ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Wilhelm Miller, Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"Many of the opuntias have considerable forage value, particularly during periods of ... When cattle feed largely upon spiny opuntias the spines and bristles ..."

6. Select Extra-tropical Plants, Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1895)
"The larger Agaves are among the best of plants to intercept bush-fires, though only available for winterless climes ; they are much preferable to opuntias, ..."

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