Ferocactus

noun
Fer·​o·​cac·​tus | \ ˌferəˈkaktəs, ˌfir- \

Definition of Ferocactus

: a genus of nearly globular deeply ribbed cacti of Mexico and the adjacent U.S. having numerous spines, large funnel-shaped flowers, and dry fruits

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History and Etymology for Ferocactus

New Latin, from fero- (from Latin ferus wild, fierce) + cactus

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“Ferocactus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ferocactus. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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