Origin of cactus
OTHER WORDS FROM cactuscac·tus·like, cactoid, adjective
Words nearby cactus
How to use cactus in a sentence
Hunger is already driving people to eat raw cactus, wild leaves and locusts, a food source of last resort.
Southwestern dirt is represented by Behr’s Canyon Dusk, which looks a little like a New Mexico landscape on a hot, dry day, without the cacti interspersed or the mountains on the horizon.
There, your brain processes the touch your receptors felt, and determines whether you just tried to pet a cat or a cactus.
Canyon Lake, about 45 minutes from Phoenix, is one of the smaller lakes along the Salt River and is a great place to paddle beneath cliffs topped with cactus.
It might look cute and fun, but spines from this cactus break off easily.
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
At one point, the pair burst from the camp and fled, scampering barefoot over rocky, cactus-spotted terrain.Journalist John Cantlie Learned How Deadly Syria Can Be When He Was Held Hostage by Jihadis|Mike Giglio|August 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Here cemitas are filled with potatoes, tender cactus, onions, jalapeños, and lots of Oaxacan cheese.Best Mexican Food in New York City: The Daily Beast Takes a Tour|Michelle Gross|May 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The cactus is very common all over the Island, and miles of it are seen growing in the hedges.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Half hidden by a growth of cactus and tangled vines, yawned a dark cavernous hole.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
Another kind of cactus has crimson and scarlet blossoms, but no prickly pears.
Here and there a cactus plant thrust spiny arms into the air.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch|Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
We stood mute and motionless behind the cactus, discreetly, or indiscreetly, watching her.Urania|Camille Flammarion