old-man cactus

[ ohld-man ]
/ ˈoʊldˌmæn /

noun

a Mexican cactus, Cephalocereus senilis, having a columnar body from 30 to 40 feet (9 to 12 meters) high with thatchlike, long, white hairs on the top, and red flowers with white centers.

Nearby words

  1. old-field colt,
  2. old-girl network,
  3. old-line,
  4. old-line party,
  5. old-maidish,
  6. old-man's-beard,
  7. old-man-and-woman,
  8. old-school,
  9. old-style,
  10. old-time

Origin of old-man cactus

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900

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