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cholla

noun chol·la \ˈchi-yə\

Definition of CHOLLA

:  any of numerous shrubby opuntias chiefly of the southwestern United States and Mexico that have needlelike spines partly enclosed in a papery sheath and cylindrical joints —called also cholla cactus

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Origin of CHOLLA

Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, head
First Known Use: 1846

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