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mammillaria

[mam-uh-lair-ee-uh]
noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples

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

    The Fantastic Clan

    John James Thornber