biznaga

[ bis-nah-guh ]
/ bɪsˈnɑ gə /

noun


Nearby words

  1. bizarrerie,
  2. bize,
  3. bizerte,
  4. bizet,
  5. bizet, georges,
  6. bizonal,
  7. bizone,
  8. biztha,
  9. bizzo,
  10. bizzy

bisnaga

or biz·na·ga

[ bis-nah-guh ]
/ bɪsˈnɑ gə /

noun

any of several thorny cactuses of the genera Echinocactus, Ferocactus, and Astrophytum of the southwestern U.S.

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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