It all sounds a bit dramatic, but that cactus feels like something special.
By early September the sea is warm and the mandarin oranges and cactus fruit have begun to replace the summer crowds.
“There is nothing but cattle, cactus, rocks, and steep canyons,” said Bisbee, Ariz., City Council member Ransom Burke.
Another choice is agave nectar, made from a type of cactus that grows in Mexico (yes, tequila fans, that cactus).
I do not deny it; but at present I am as easy about it as if they were only cactus plants.
It is a species of cactus which rises only half an inch or so from the ground.
It was your very strength that repelled me, like the spines of the cactus.
I wonder what kind o' fruit grows on the cactus that he's so fond of?
They fell and scrambled over rocks, and unlucky Fly got into another bunch of cactus.
The Spaniards were obliged to drive their boat to land and hide in a thicket of cactus.
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.