from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several spiny, shrubby, or treelike cacti of the genus Opuntia having cylindrical stem segments.
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- n. Any of several species of cactus in the genus Cylindropuntia, having very spiny, cylindrical stem segments.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Southwestern United States and Mexico, a name given to several species of Opuntia with stout cylindrical joints and abundant spines, such as O. prolifera, O. Bigelovii, and O. Cholla.
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- n. arborescent cacti having very spiny cylindrical stem segments; southwestern United States and Mexico
Cane cactus (Opuntia arborescens) — Cane or whip cactus (also known as cholla, candelabrum cactus, prickly pear, etc.) is scattered over the entire Chaco area.
Residential development on bajadas is eliminating the habitat of bajadas-dependent species such as cholla cacti (Opuntia) and columnar cacti such as saguaro.
I will your presence with songs like apples in a basket of straw, whispered dreams like rainfall on flowers, on cholla, on deserts, on the hungering sand.
Amidst cholla and saguaro and sun-blistered projections of rock so bleak they might have confounded the Buddha himself.
Marrow like lace, piece of a skull, upturned cup, fingerbones scattered like corn and ribs interlaced like cholla.
With extreme cold, a cholla cactus in Santa Fe can turn from bright summer green to deep red.
Until late April, I was a fulltime investigative journalist based in Arizona with more than 26 years of reporting and writing on political corruption, corporate scams and general skullduggery that this beautiful state breeds as copiously as thorns on a cholla cactus.
They blew out into the oil fields, attaching themselves to mesquite and cholla along the way.
Shouting out from his piñon pulpit the choir in the cholla
I need to tell her that the Mona Lisa was the original cholla.