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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several spiny, shrubby or treelike opuntias having cylindrical stem segments.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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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  • noun Any of several species of cactus in the genus Cylindropuntia, having very spiny, cylindrical stem segments.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun arborescent cacti having very spiny cylindrical stem segments; southwestern United States and Mexico

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[American Spanish, from obsolete Spanish, upper part of the head, possibly from Old French cholle, round lump, head, of Germanic origin.]

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Spanish.

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