from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of cacti of the tribe Opuntieæ, characterized by the numerous large spreading petals in many rows, and the stigma with very many clustered or spiral rays.

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  • n. genus of tropical American shrubby trees and woody climbers having slender branches with broad flat leaves and large panicles of flowers


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