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
Words nearby cactus
Example sentences from the Web for cactus
It all sounds a bit dramatic, but that cactus feels like something special.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Another choice is agave nectar, made from a type of cactus that grows in Mexico (yes, tequila fans, that cactus).How to Watch Out for Hidden Sugar and Replace With Leaner Substitutes|Diana Le Dean|February 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“There is nothing but cattle, cactus, rocks, and steep canyons,” said Bisbee, Ariz., City Council member Ransom Burke.Was Shooting of Border Patrol Agents in Arizona an Ambush?|Christine Pelisek|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
By early September the sea is warm and the mandarin oranges and cactus fruit have begun to replace the summer crowds.
Gathering a little she stuck it in her belt, but Jack hoped to discover a cactus plant of a different kind.The Ranch Girls' Pot of Gold|Margaret Vandercook
She starts low down among the plants, thorn and thistle, gorse and cactus."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"|Douglas English
This stretch of road through the cactus and sage-brush was the worst part of his daily trip.The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor|Annie Fellows Johnston
Tunas and pitahayas are fruits of different species of cactus.The White Chief|Mayne Reid
"Don't see nothin' else to do," answered Bill gloomily, still staring at the cactus plant.The Open Boat and Other Stories|Stephen Crane