capitalized : a large genus of globular or cylindrical strongly ribbed and usually very spiny cacti that occur from the southwestern U.S. in Brazil
: any plant of the genus Echinocactus

Word History


New Latin, from echin- + Cactus

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“Echinocactus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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