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saguaro

[ suh-gwahr-oh, -wahr-oh ]
/ səˈgwɑr oʊ, -ˈwɑr oʊ /
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noun, plural sa·gua·ros.
a tall, horizontally branched cactus, Carnegiea (or Cereus) gigantea, of Arizona and neighboring regions, yielding a useful wood and bearing an edible fruit: still locally common, though some populations have been reduced.
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Origin of saguaro

1855–60, Americanism;<Mexican Spanish saguaro, sahuaro, said to be <Opata (now extinct Uto-Aztecan language of Sonora)
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British Dictionary definitions for saguaro

saguaro

sahuaro (səˈwɑːrəʊ)

/ (səˈɡwɑːrəʊ, səˈwɑː-) /

noun plural -ros
a giant cactus, Carnegiea gigantea, of desert regions of Arizona, S California, and Mexico, having white nocturnal flowers and edible red pulpy fruits

Word Origin for saguaro

Mexican Spanish, variant of sahuaro, an Indian name
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