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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.
The pencil cactus was emitting a regular dull thump through the synth, while the lemon cypress, blanched to the point of near death, was producing a softer sound.
The couple sit entangled, her breast drooping over his knee, their giant feet crossed one over the other, while, behind them, a banana leaf grows as large as a cactus.
Last night, temperatures were so low the wind prickled like a cactus, but a lucky few were offered respite inside the Marlo Laz launch dinner.
In addition to boogieing with the event’s mascot, Mr. Green Bean, young guests can make projects like their own slime, pickles, tea, flower crowns and jam, as well as plant a take-home succulent in a cactus lab.
What do a charcoal grill, Marie Antoinette, and a cactus have in common?
There weren’t any over-the-top references to the host city, like the purple cactus for Phoenix in 1995 or the supersized Fleur-de-lis for New Orleans in 2014.
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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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