[ mam-uh-lair-ee-uh ]

  1. any of various cacti of the genus Mammillaria, including the pincushion cactus.

Origin of mammillaria

<New Latin (1824); see mammilla, -aria

Words Nearby mammillaria Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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