Definition of Bisnaga
1. a type of cactus [n -S] - See also: cactus
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Literary usage of Bisnaga
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Water-balance of Succulent Plants by Daniel Trembly MacDougal, E. S. Spalding (1910)
"bisnaga (ECHINOCACTUS WISLIZENI). The measurements of Echinocactus were not so extensive as those on the sahuaro, but when taken in connection with the work ..."
2. A Forgotten Empire (Vijayanagar): (Vijayanagar) a Contribution to the by Robert Sewell, Fernão Nunes, Domingos Paes (1900)
"CHAPTER IV Bow the City of bisnaga was built by that King ... where now is the city of bisnaga,—which at that time was a desert place in which much hunting ..."
3. Campfires on Desert and Lava by William Temple Hornaday (1908)
"It is in the rocky foot-hills that the bisnaga may most confidently be looked for; but many a plain or slope which produces the mesquite also is provided ..."
4. Botanical Features of North American Deserts by Daniel Trembly MacDougal (1908)
"Lacking a suitable tool the thirsty traveler may burn the spines from the outside of the bisnaga by applying a lighted match and then crush the top with a ..."
5. Investigations of Infra-red Spectra by William Weber Coblentz (1908)
"The barrel-cactus, or bisnaga (Echinocactus), however, contains within its ... Scouting Indians have long used the bisnaga, and a drink may be obtained in ..."
6. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"Nevertheless, as Van Dyke says: " The sahuaro, the bisnaga, the cholla, ... The different forms of the bisnaga are little more than vegetable porcupines. ..."
7. Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and by Henry Yule, Arthur Coke Burnell, William Crooke (1903)
"belonged to the King of bisnaga, and to thin King of Oner his tributary, and these ports, lees than 40 yearn before were the most famous of all that coast, ..."