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opuntia

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CIDE DICTIONARY

opuntiaprop. n. [NL.].
     A genus of cactaceous plants; the prickly pear, or Indian fig.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

opuntia, n. any cactus of the genus Opuntia, with jointed cylindrical or elliptical stems and barbed bristles. Also called prickly pear.

Etymology
L plant-name f. Opus -untis in Locris in ancient Greece

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