noun Ar·i·o·car·pus \ˌarē(ˌ)ōˈkärpəs, -rēəˈk-\

Definition of Ariocarpus

  1. :  a genus of spineless cacti found in Texas and adjacent Mexico consisting of spirally arranged triangular horny tubercles

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Origin and Etymology of ariocarpus

New Latin, from ario- (from Aria section of Sorbus once considered a separate genus of Malaceae, from Greek aria holm oak) + -carpus

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