cacti cacti  /ˈkæk taɪ/


  • (n) any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines


  1. They still live just outside Phoenix in a town called Cave Creek, in a large modern house guarded by towering saguaro cacti.
  2. Cacti such as the Senator would lecture to, as you state, do not grow at such an elevation.
  3. Conspiracy theories are like cacti: they flourish when information flows are restricted and are apt to perish under a deluge of facts.


  • Kercher letter: Construction affecting residents

    Since road construction will begin soon, we would like to share our experience. We discovered dual wheel tire tracks on our property. It appeared that our property was used as a “turn around” for trucks during road construction. We cherish our open space with its native growth. Will the cacti and sage re-grow? Doubtful. Hopefully, the native grass will.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Laramie Boomerang


  1. "At first, we were probably a bit cocky with it," said Turner. "Like, 'Yeah, he wants to take us to the desert : cacti and all that.' But [Homme] drove us out there himself and we were chatting in the car, and by the time we got there it felt...
    on Jul 28, 2009 By: Alex Turner Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "The cardones cactus is very similar to saguaro cactus in Arizona. These cacti only grow in very specific, particular places. We are the same distance below the equator as Arizona is above. The high American desert is very similar to this. In some...
    on May 13, 2009 By: James Turrell Source: Wall Street Journal

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