genus Opuntia

genus Opuntia
noun
large genus of cactuses native to America: prickly pears
Syn: ↑Opuntia
Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Cactaceae, ↑family Cactaceae, ↑cactus family
Member Meronyms: ↑prickly pear, ↑prickly pear cactus, ↑cholla, ↑Opuntia cholla

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