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[noh-puh l, noh-pahl, -pal] /ˈnoʊ pəl, noʊˈpɑl, -ˈpæl/

any of several cacti of the genus Nopalea, resembling the prickly pear.
the fruit of such a cactus, or of a similar cactus, as the prickly pear.
any of various cactuses of the genus Nopalea, esp the red-flowered N. cochinellifera, which is a host plant of the cochineal insect
a cactus, Opuntia lindheimeri, having yellow flowers and purple fruits See also prickly pear

Mexican cactus, from American Spanish, from Nahuatl nopalli.


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