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  • n. Plural form of cactus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of cactus.


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  • They have a thick, leathery peel dotted with areolas (colored rings, generally at the base of spines in cacti) loaded with irritating glochids.

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  • It browses on ground cacti, is reported to not drink, and is superior in cursorial ability compared to other living species.

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  • The cacti were a glory of white, yellow, purple, pink, and scarlet blossoms.

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  • The pear cacti, which is nursed in greenhouses in the States, grows wild on the plains to a height

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  • Most notably there is the cochineal, a small insect that lives on cacti, which is widely used as a source of red food dye.

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  • To the uninitiated, for whom the idea of cacti and succulents is a ball cactus and a common hens-and-chicks succulent, delving headlong into these fascinating worlds is a bit akin to disappearing down the rabbit hole in "Alice in Wonderland."

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  • "Some of the aloe plants look very similar to our cacti, which is something, given the distance."


  • Although called cacti, they are truly different in all aspects from the common desert variety.

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  • And as reporters followed, he strolled by the old "Cactus house," so-named in the 1970s, neighbors say, because a resident at the time named Pedro grew dozens of different kind of cacti, some as fat as a basketball.

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  • Desert like conditions are perfect for succulents such as cacti, which exist in such numbers in this ecoregion that it is, designated a priority area for their protection.

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