prickly pear


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

Full Definition of PRICKLY PEAR

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

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PRICKLY PEAR Defined for Kids

prickly pear


Definition of PRICKLY PEAR for Kids

:  a cactus with flat branching spiny stems and a sweet fruit shaped like a pear


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July 06, 2015
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