Dictionary.com

saguaro

[ suh-gwahr-oh, -wahr-oh ]
/ səˈgwɑr oʊ, -ˈwɑr oʊ /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of saguaro

1855–60, Americanism;<Mexican Spanish saguaro, sahuaro, said to be <Opata (now extinct Uto-Aztecan language of Sonora)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use saguaro in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK