It is brought to us from Mexico, where the animal lives upon the cactus opuntia or nopal.
Within a short distance of the hut there were some nopal cactus-plants.
Young women wearing the most recent thing in ash-coloured travelling suits were not so plentiful in nopal!
The deep reds of the nopal Coccus have furnished the purple of kings.
nopal, coming forward, stooped low and rolled a hoop along the ground, which the boys had pounded smooth and hard for the game.
"Hush, do not waken mother," said nopal, speaking very softly.
In the central part of the country they use a spear made of a thin reed and tipped with thorns of the nopal.
"We must get away now; Nihie will be back soon to get the offerings," said nopal.
Land of the nopal and maguey—home of Moctezuma and Malinché!
"We must hurry to get in the jacal before father," said nopal, suddenly.
Mexican cactus, from American Spanish, from Nahuatl nopalli.