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any of numerous succulent plants of the family Cactaceae, of warm, arid regions of the New World, having fleshy, leafless, usually spiny stems, and typically having solitary, showy flowers.
Historical Examples

Sielanka: An Idyll Henryk Sienkiewicz
Adventures of a Young Naturalist Lucien Biart
The Mystery Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
The Mexican Twins Lucy Fitch Perkins
Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
The Mystic Mid-Region Arthur J. Burdick
Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern Rosa Belle Holt
Deserts A. S. Walker
Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
The Fantastic Clan John James Thornber

noun (pl) -tuses, -ti (-taɪ)
any spiny succulent plant of the family Cactaceae of the arid regions of America. Cactuses have swollen tough stems, leaves reduced to spines or scales, and often large brightly coloured flowers
cactus dahlia, a double-flowered variety of dahlia


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