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  • adj. Having characteristics of a cactus


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  • The segmented ring includes several forest types: rainforest along the eastern escarpment and in the north, dry forest with baobab and other thirst-tolerant species in the west, cactuslike thorn forest in the south.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Succulent cactuslike prickles that rake the skin and leave welts of flaming irritation are not unlike the effects many of our messages will have upon you; however, we are to persevere with many upsetting themes, for the situation upon your planet is very grave.

    Songs of the Arcturians

  • At first, nothing caught my eye, but in the midst of the swamp grass was a greenish cactuslike plant.

    Timegod's World

  • Enormous cactuslike trees stretched bulbous fingers to the sky.


  • The largest living thing they had found so far was a sort of nervous-looking pink cactuslike plant which soared fifteen meters or more into the angry sky and was several meters around at the base.

    The End of the Matter

  • The installation is called "Flaming Cactus," and there is a cactuslike aspect to the lampposts from some close-up angles; at least the kind of cactus one might expect to find in the East Village.

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