Recent Examples of cactus from the Web
Coombe’s Winter Glow Cactus Nearly spineless paddle cactus tints purple in winter, throws fuchsia flowers in spring.
The area along the river in Santee contains nearly 1,100 acres of habitat for native plants, such as barrel cactus and sunflowers and animals from sunfish to sparrows.
Wholly original and wildly unexpected, the scent has notes of orris, cactus blossom, jasmine, orange blossom, solar accord, musk, and cashmeran.
And another James Beard winner, Chef Janos Wilder, elevates the traditional Sonoran hot dog with his J-DAWG at Downtown Kitchen + Bar—chorizo, black beans, pickled nopalitos (cactus), and smoked poblano crema.
Find your cactus a spot in a bright location or filtered sun, moisten when the surface soil begins to dry and fertilize monthly March through September to have a plant in bloom next year.
The fleshy interior of a prickly pear cactus is visible.
Whether the pot contains a fence post cactus or a beautiful Iceland poppy, the process is exactly the same, and so are the problems.
At last, word washed onto the lake shores: Gagner to Arizona, via Tampa Bay, summarized by Roberto Luongo’s tweet of an igloo emoji, followed by a palm tree and finally a cactus.
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Origin and Etymology of cactus
First Known Use: 1738See Words from the same year
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Definition of cactus for English Language Learners
: a plant that lives in the desert and that has many sharp points (called spines)
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