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prickly pear

noun

Simple Definition of prickly pear

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of prickly pear

  1. 1 :  opuntia; especially :  any of those with flat spiny joints —called also prickly pear cactus — compare cholla

  2. 2 :  the pulpy pear-shaped edible fruit of various prickly pears (as Opuntia ficus-indica)

Illustration of prickly pear

1612

First Known Use of prickly pear

1612

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PRICKLY PEAR Defined for Kids

prickly pear

noun

Definition of prickly pear for Students

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





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