noun, plural chol·las [chohl-yahz, -yuh z; Spanish chaw-yahs] /ˈtʃoʊl yɑz, -yəz; Spanish ˈtʃɔ yɑs/.
Origin of cholla
Examples from the Web for cholla
He had scratches on his wrist, maybe from a cholla cactus or from sleeping under a mesquite tree.
On account of their sheathed thorns the Cholla are the most dangerous of all the cactus groups, and feared most of all Cactaceæ.
The flowers of this Cholla are of yellowish and red shadings, appearing mostly at the tips of the branches.
As they reached the open trail, thrush and to-hee fluttered from the cholla.The Heart of the Desert|Honor Willsie Morrow
The designation “Cane Cacti” is also applied to the Cholla in allusion to their stems, from which cactus canes are manufactured.
She had come thus far, and had stepped into a bed of cholla.Captured by the Navajos|Charles A. Curtis