organ pipe cactus

noun

: any of several tall upright cacti (such as Sternocereus thurberi) of the southwestern U.S. and adjacent Mexico that usually branch at the base to form several upright stems

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Recent Examples on the Web Those are saguaros and organ pipe cactus the bats visit during their migration north from central and southern Mexico each summer. Kendal Blust, azcentral, 18 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of organ pipe cactus was in 1908

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“Organ pipe cactus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organ%20pipe%20cactus. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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