cactaceous

[ kak-tey-shuh s ]
/ kækˈteɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the Cactaceae, the cactus family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. cacophonous,
  2. cacophony,
  3. cacosmia,
  4. cacoëthes,
  5. cacqueteuse,
  6. cactoblastis,
  7. cactus,
  8. cactus dahlia,
  9. cactus geranium,
  10. cactus moth

Origin of cactaceous

1850–55; < New Latin Cactace(ae) name of the family (see cactus, -aceae) + -ous

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