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cactus British & World English

A succulent plant with a thick fleshy stem which typically bears spines, lacks leaves, and has brilliantly coloured flowers. Cacti are native to arid regions of the New World and are cultivated elsewhere, especially as pot plants

cactus wren British & World English

The largest North American wren, with a distinct white eyestripe and spotted tail feathers, found in the southwestern US and Mexico

barrel cactus British & World English

A spiny, ribbed cylindrical cactus

cactus dahlia British & World English

A dahlia of a variety which has rolled petals, giving the flower a prickly appearance

Christmas cactus British & World English

A South American cactus with flattened segmented stems and red, pink, or white flowers, grown as a houseplant

organ pipe cactus British & World English

A large cactus native to the south-western US, having columnar stems or branches and typically flowering at night

Turk's-head cactus British & World English

A barrel-shaped Jamaican cactus that bears red flowers from a terminal part that resembles a fez. Also called Turk’s-cap cactus

Garner, John Nance British & World English

(1868–1967) US vice president 1933–41; known as Cactus Jack. A member of the US House of Representatives from Texas 1903–33, he served as speaker from 1931 until 1933

saguaro British & World English

A giant cactus which can grow to 20 metres in height and whose branches are shaped like candelabra, native to the SW United States and Mexico. The edible fruit was formerly a source of food and drink

saguaro cactus in saguaro British & World English

A giant cactus which can grow to 20 metres in height and whose branches are shaped like candelabra, native to the SW United States and Mexico. The edible fruit was formerly a source of food and drink

hedgehog British & World English

Used in names of plants or fruits resembling a hedgehog in having spines, e.g. hedgehog cactus, hedgehog holly

Cactus Jack in Garner, John Nance British & World English

(1868–1967) US vice president 1933–41; known as Cactus Jack. A member of the US House of Representatives from Texas 1903–33, he served as speaker from 1931 until 1933

Turk's cap British & World English

Any of a number of plants which have parts that are said to resemble a turban or similar headdress, in particular:

hedgehog cactus in hedgehog British & World English

Used in names of plants or fruits resembling a hedgehog in having spines, e.g. hedgehog cactus, hedgehog holly

Turk’s-cap cactus in Turk's-head cactus British & World English

A barrel-shaped Jamaican cactus that bears red flowers from a terminal part that resembles a fez. Also called Turk’s-cap cactus

Arizona barrel cactus in barrel cactus British & World English

A spiny, ribbed cylindrical cactus

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