Hand in hand, Orso and Jenny went forward; from the end of the street could be seen the immense plains, covered with cacti.
Leaving the path to our left, we made our way among the cacti.
cacti and semi-tropical bushes mingled with brush on the rounded side hills.
There were cacti of all kinds around them, and as they ran, the spines caught their clothes.
There are hedges and bushes—rather trees I should call them—of cacti growing in all directions.
cacti are the most numerous of the species of vegetable life.
It is the product of an insect called Coccus cacti, which lives on a species of cactus.
After about 75 years, the cacti are tall and develop their first branches.
The cochineal insect of Mexico and Central America is solely nurtured by the native growth of cacti.
This, notwithstanding the fact that they are the most highly evolved of all cacti.
c.1600, from Latin cactus "cardoon," from Greek kaktos, name of a type of prickly plant of Sicily (the Spanish artichoke), perhaps of pre-Hellenic origin. Modern meaning is 18c., because Linnaeus gave the name to a group of plants he thought were related to this but are not.