Cochineal-cactus



noun
1.
a treelike cactus, Nopalea cochenillifera, of Mexico and Central America, that is a principal source of food of the cochineal insect.

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  • Cochlea

    [kok-lee-uh, koh-klee-uh] /ˈkɒk li ə, ˈkoʊ kli ə/ noun, plural cochleae [kok-lee-ee, -lee-ahy, koh-klee-ee, ‐klee-ahy] /ˈkɒk liˌi, -liˌaɪ, ˈkoʊ kliˌi, ‐kliˌaɪ/ (Show IPA), cochleas. Anatomy. 1. a spiral-shaped cavity forming a division of the internal ear in humans and in most other mammals. /ˈkɒklɪə/ noun (pl) -leae (-lɪˌiː) 1. the spiral tube, shaped like a […]

  • Cochlear

    [kok-lee-uh, koh-klee-uh] /ˈkɒk li ə, ˈkoʊ kli ə/ noun, plural cochleae [kok-lee-ee, -lee-ahy, koh-klee-ee, ‐klee-ahy] /ˈkɒk liˌi, -liˌaɪ, ˈkoʊ kliˌi, ‐kliˌaɪ/ (Show IPA), cochleas. Anatomy. 1. a spiral-shaped cavity forming a division of the internal ear in humans and in most other mammals. /ˈkɒklɪə/ noun (pl) -leae (-lɪˌiː) 1. the spiral tube, shaped like a […]



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