Word Origin for opuntia
Examples from the Web for opuntia
They cat also juniper berries, manzanita berries, and the fruit of the prickly pear (Opuntia).Coyotes in Their Economic Relations|David E. Lantz
A closely-related species is known as tassajo (Opuntia sponsior).American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
The Opuntia macrocentra grows in sandy soil or clay loam at levels of three to five thousand feet.
When the grave has been half filled in, they throw into it a prickly-pear (Opuntia Dillenii) shrub, and make a mound over it.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
Opuntia laevis is three to six feet tall with erect wide-spreading branches ascending from the base.