Definition of Cactus family

1. Noun. Constituting the order Opuntiales.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cactus Family

cacothymia
cacothymias
cacoxene
cacoxenite
cacozelia
cactaceous
cacti
cactiform
cactinomycin
cactoid
cactoids
cactus
cactus cat
cactus cats
cactus euphorbia
cactus family (current term)
cactus mouse
cactus wren
cactuses
cactuslike
cactusy
cacumate
cacumated
cacumates
cacumating
cacumen
cacumina
cacuminal
cacuminals
cacuminate

Literary usage of Cactus family

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"CACTACEAE Lindl. Nat. Syst. Ed. 2, 53. 1836. cactus family. Fleshy plants, with flattened terete ridged or ..."

2. Flora of the southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"(cactus family.) Succulent, shrubby, and commonly leafless and prickly plants, with globular, ... cactus family."

3. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"cactus family. Trees or shrubs with fleshy or woody stems more or less studded with clusters of thorns (modified leaves), and without normal foliage. ..."

4. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... cactus family. Fleshy plants of peculiar aspect, mostly persistent and destitute of foliage; the leaves supplied by the green rind of the flattened, ..."

5. The Home Maker by Jane Cunningham Croly (1889)
"THE GIANT OF THE cactus family, MEXICO. It is always an attractive feature in cactus collections. Yet on account of their heavy weight and consequently high ..."

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