Definition of Nopal

1. Noun. Cactus having yellow flowers and purple fruits.

Exact synonyms: Opuntia Lindheimeri
Generic synonyms: Prickly Pear, Prickly Pear Cactus



2. Noun. Any of several cacti of the genus Nopalea resembling prickly pears.
Generic synonyms: Cactus
Group relationships: Genus Nopalea, Nopalea

Definition of Nopal

1. n. A cactaceous plant (Nopalea cochinellifera), originally Mexican, on which the cochineal insect feeds, and from which it is collected. The name is sometimes given to other species of Cactaceæ.

Definition of Nopal

1. Noun. A prickly pear cactus from the genus ''Opuntia'', especially ''Opuntia cochinellifera''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nopal

1. a cactus of Mexico and and Central America [n -S or -ES]

Medical Definition of Nopal

1. A cactaceous plant (Nopalea cochinellifera), originally Mexican, on which the cochineal insect feeds, and from which it is collected. The name is sometimes given to other species of Cactaceae. Origin: Mexican nopalli. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nopal

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nopal (current term)
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Literary usage of Nopal

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1. Tracts Relative to the Island of St. Helena: Written During a Residence of by Alexander Beatson (1816)
"Doctor Berry s official Letter to Governor Beatson—suggests die Culture of Kew nopal and Cactus Tuna, the Arabian Date, and Guinea Grass— Doctor Berry s ..."

2. A History of Architecture in All Countries: From the Earliest Times to the by James Fergusson (1876)
"... very much altered, it must be confessed, but still not so very unlike some found in nopal, as at Swayambunath (Woodcut No. ..."

3. Life in Mexico During a Residence of Two Years in that Country (1843)
"... of Pulque — Organos and nopal — Environs of Mexico — Miracle — Hacienda — View from the Countess C a's House — Arzobispado — Anecdote — Comparative view ..."

4. South by West, Or, Winter in the Rocky Mountains and Spring in Mexico by Rose Georgina Kingsley (1874)
"... valley of the Tula—The broken break—Gathering nopal leaves—The capital of the Toltecs—An early start—On Cortez's track—The valley of Mexico—The railroad ..."

5. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"... paniculata rapidly on the Cactus indica, the indigenous opuntia, the country nopal, and between 1800 and 1807, 74366^ Ibs. of the cochineal, ..."

6. Across Central America by John Whetham Boddam-Whetham (1877)
"... SAN PEDRO MARTIR—AMATITLAN— nopal PLANTATIONS—COCHINEAL—REFRESHMENT—LAKE OF AMATITLAN—HOT SPRINGS—ASCENT—PLAIN OF GUATEMALA— —COURTESY—ARRIVAL IN CITY. ..."

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