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prickly pear

noun

: a cactus that has yellow flowers and fruits shaped like pears; also : the fruit of this plant

Full Definition of PRICKLY PEAR

1
:  opuntia; especially :  any of those with flat spiny joints —called also prickly pear cactus — compare cholla
2
:  the pulpy pear-shaped edible fruit of various prickly pears (as Opuntia ficus-indica)

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First Known Use of PRICKLY PEAR

1612

Rhymes with PRICKLY PEAR

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