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mammillaria

[ mam-uh-lair-ee-uh ]
/ ˌmæm əˈlɛər i ə /
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noun
any of various cacti of the genus Mammillaria, including the pincushion cactus.
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Origin of mammillaria

<New Latin (1824); see mammilla, -aria
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How to use mammillaria in a sentence

  • Like Mammillaria MacDougalii, the tubercles when injured exude a thick white milky fluid.

    The Fantastic Clan|John James Thornber
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