Definition of Opuntia tuna
1. Noun. Tropical American prickly pear of Jamaica.
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Literary usage of Opuntia tuna
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1. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1919)
"Opuntia tuna, however, is one of the commonest Opuntia names in our botanical ... Opuntia tuna. FIG. 142.—Opuntia tuna. Xo.5. common Mexican name for ..."
2. Biennial Report by South Dakota, California State Board of Horticulture, State Athletic Commission (1890)
"The common tuna produces an abundance of a sweet, luscious fruit, greenish in color, and is what I suppose to be the Opuntia tuna, a native of Mexico. ..."
3. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by ed Andrew Findlater, John Merry Ross (1868)
"The fruit of Opuntia tuna affords a valuable pigment of the richest carmine colour. The cultivation of the C. in green-houses and hothouses has been much in ..."
4. A Manual Flora of Madeira and the Adjacent Island of Porto Santo and the by Richard Thomas Lowe (1868)
"in vast profusion on the wild rocky cliffs of the ravine; in Lan- zarote in beds of Opuntia tuna L. at a village called El Valle on the middle road from ..."
5. American Gardening (1890)
"Equally as famous as Opuntia tuna is Opuntia Ficus- Indica, the "Indian fig" ... The fruits are larger than those of Opuntia tuna, and are yellow in color. ..."
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