cactus cactus  /ˈkæk təs/


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


  1. The saguaro cactus in Arizona.
  2. The hardy cactus may be doomed by rustlers and smugglers In March, when the wild cactus bursts into flower throughout the Southwest, Joe Abrigo's business also blossoms.
  3. Some experts predict that San Pedro, a cactus of the Andes, could fill some of the hallucinogenic void in the wake of the mushroom ban.


  1. New on the Dining Scene: Sixty One Bistro, Irvington

    Right: Cactus pear and traditional lime margaritas. Chef Juan Aguilar poses with the staff at Bistro 61 in Irvington. / Joe Larese/The Journal News If you go ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  2. Cactus Market Days kicks off Saturday

    The first Cactus Market Days, a new monthly event, is kicking off Saturday in the parking lot of the Cactus Hotel.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times

  3. Ammonia leak shuts down Cactus meat processing plant

    Cactus, Texas - A local plant shut down Wednesday morning after an ammonia leak in the facility.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KFDA-TV Amarillo

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  1. "You feel like you're climbing a cactus," said David Weathers, who pitched the eighth.
    on May 5, 2008 By: David Weathers Source: USA Today

  2. "Everyone's done it like this," Núñez said of previous legislative leaders. "The difference is there are some in politics who want to judge me in a certain manner. Because of the fact I am Mexican, they think I have to sleep under a cactus...
    on May 22, 2008 By: Fabian Nunez Source: Sacramento Bee

  3. "You can start creating good habits in spring training; you can start creating bad habits in spring training," Piniella said. "Certainly our objective is not to win the Cactus League, but you'd like to come back with a smile every once in a...
    on Mar 8, 2009 By: Lou Piniella Source: Chicago Tribune

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