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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Belonging to, or like, the family of plants of which the prickly pear is a common example.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to, or like, the family of plants of which the prickly pear is a common example.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or resembling the Cactaceæ.

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Examples

  • Fertile soils and spontaneous vegetation, reeking with miasma and overpowering from their odour, we had exchanged for a drouthy wilderness of aloetic and cactaceous plants, where the kolquall and several thorn bushes grew paramount.

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