[ bis-nah-guh ]
/ bɪsˈnɑ gə /
any of several thorny cactuses of the genera Echinocactus, Ferocactus, and Astrophytum of the southwestern U.S.
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Origin of bisnaga
1835–45, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish biznaga, (probably by association with biznaga parsnip) replacing earlier vitznauac < Nahuatl huitznāhuac, equivalent to huitz(tli) thorn + -nāhua- vicinity + -c(o) locative suffix
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Example sentences from the Web for bisnaga
Pearls big as bisnaga fruit an greeny-white like a high moon.Dust of the Desert|Robert Welles Ritchie
A welcome plant to the desert traveler is the bisnaga, or "well of the desert."The Mystic Mid-Region|Arthur J. Burdick
Another of picturesque appeal is the bisnaga or barrel cactus, of which there are many species of many sizes.The Book of the National Parks|Robert Sterling Yard