Opuntiales

plural noun
Opun·​ti·​a·​les | \-tēˈā-\

Definition of Opuntiales 

: an order of succulent dicotyledonous plants coextensive with the family Cactaceae

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History and Etymology for Opuntiales

New Latin, from Opuntia + -ales

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