opuntia

noun

any cactus of the genus Opuntia, esp prickly pear, having fleshy branched stems and green, red, or yellow flowers

Nearby words

  1. optophone,
  2. optotype,
  3. opulence,
  4. opulent,
  5. opulently,
  6. opus,
  7. opus anglicanum,
  8. opus dei,
  9. opuscule,
  10. opusculum

Word Origin for opuntia

C17: New Latin, from Latin Opuntia (herba) the Opuntian (plant), from Opus, ancient town of Locris, Greece

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