noun, plural cac·ti [kak-tahy], /ˈkæk taɪ/, cac·tus·es, cac·tus.
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Origin of cactus
OTHER WORDS FROM cactuscac·tus·like, cactoid, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for cactus
No matter how dry and arid the region, the cacti thrive, and are themselves full of moisture.Aztec Land|Maturin M. Ballou
The fruits of the cacti yielded refreshment in the southwestern States and in Mexico.North America|Israel C. Russell
This shows that these odd, outrageous shapes of Prickly Pears, Cacti, and other succulents are an extraordinary help to them.The Romance of Plant Life|G. F. Scott Elliot
The mountains uplifted themselves in this glow; the cacti assumed different fantastical shapes, resembling people and animals.Sielanka: An Idyll|Henryk Sienkiewicz
Was there no end to the thirst-inspiring, monotonous, lonely reach of cacti?Langford of the Three Bars|Kate Boyles