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[chohl-yah, -yuh; Spanish chaw-yah] /ˈtʃoʊl yɑ, -yə; Spanish ˈtʃɔ yɑ/

noun, plural chollas
[chohl-yahz, -yuh z; Spanish chaw-yahs] /ˈtʃoʊl yɑz, -yəz; Spanish ˈtʃɔ yɑs/ (Show IPA)
any of several spiny treelike cacti belonging to the genus Opuntia, especially O. fulgida of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having knobby outgrowths and yellow spines.
/ˈtʃəʊljɑː; Spanish ˈtʃoʎa/
any of several spiny cacti of the genus Opuntia that grow in the southwestern US and Mexico and have cylindrical stem segments See also prickly pear


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