organ pipe cactus

noun

Definition of organ pipe cactus

: 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, "1 million agave: Ambitious binational restoration plan to plant agave, protect bats," 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of organ pipe cactus

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Organ pipe cactus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/organ%20pipe%20cactus. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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