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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tropical American cactus (Pereskia aculeata) with climbing or trailing spiny stems, broad leaves, and clusters of fragrant whitish, pale yellow, or pinkish flowers.
  • n. The small, globular, yellow edible fruit of this plant, used to make jellies and preserves.

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  • I wonder if hot cougars are attracted by the small, globular, yellow edible fruit of this plant, used to make jellies and preserves..

    June 30, 2014