bea·​ver·​tail | \ˈbē-vər-ˌtāl \

Definition of beavertail 

: a low-growing prickly pear cactus (Opuntia basilaris) of the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico having large usually pink or red flowers

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That fact that these pastries also may be known as beavertails, shoesoles or flying saucers is what makes this crazy world of baking such fun. Kim Ode,, "We’re all ears for British arlettes, a treat we know as elephant ears," 2 May 2017

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First Known Use of beavertail

1919, in the meaning defined above

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