rat-tail cactus


a cactus, Aporocactus flagelliformis, of Mexico, having slim, cylindrical stems that are easily trained into strange designs, and crimson flowers.

Nearby words

  1. rat-pack,
  2. rat-poison,
  3. rat-race,
  4. rat-running,
  5. rat-tail,
  6. rat-tail file,
  7. rat-tailed maggot,
  8. rat-tat,
  9. rat-trap,
  10. rata

Origin of rat-tail cactus

First recorded in 1895–1900

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