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- noun Plural form of
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+Cap+ yellow or olive brown, 3 inches broad, plane, dry, marked with areoles, that is, the surface is broken up into little areas or patches.
The spines grow in clusters, known as "areoles," and their function is to prevent the cactus from being eaten by animals.
Biareolate: with two cells or areoles: see bilocular.
The areoles or tufts on the tops of the mammae are large, and the spines are about seven in number, ½ in. long, and of a tawny-yellow colour.
Veins areolate; fertile fronds taller, twelve to twenty inches high with narrowly linear divisions, the areoles and fruit-dots in a single row each side of the secondary midrib, the latter sunk in the tissues.
Veins forming narrow rows of net-like spaces (areoles) beneath the fruit-dots, thence free to the margin.
The = pileus = is convex, the very thin margin somewhat incurved, disk expanded, uneven, near the center cracked into numerous small viscid brownish areoles; pileus flesh color, flesh same color except toward the gills.