Definition of Opuntia cholla

1. Noun. Arborescent cacti having very spiny cylindrical stem segments; southwestern United States and Mexico.

Exact synonyms: Cholla
Generic synonyms: Cactus
Group relationships: Genus Opuntia, Opuntia

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Opuntia Cholla

Opisthorchis sinensis
Opisthorchis viverrini
Opitz-Kaveggia syndrome
Oppenheim's reflex
Opposite Day
Opsanus tau
Opuntia cholla
Opuntia lindheimeri
Opuntia tuna
Opus Dei
Oracle of Apollo
Oral Roberts

Literary usage of Opuntia cholla

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1919)
"Potted plant of opuntia cholla 61 74. Joint of opuntia cholla 62 75. Proliferous fruits of opuntia cholla, developing new joints 62 76. ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1908)
"... and sometimes applied to any cylindrical opuntia, although it strictly belongs to a species native to Baja California (opuntia cholla). ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"For its nesting site the Palmer's Thrasher, selects the cholla cactus (Opuntia cholla) almost exclusively, so that one finds it difficult to think of the ..."

4. Camps and Cruises of an Ornithologist: By Frank M. Chapman by Frank Michler Chapman (1908)
"... bore magenta blossoms, while those of opuntia cholla were pink, but, unlike the two species first mentioned, neither was in full bloom. ..."

5. Notes on Some Upper Cretaceous Volutidae, with Descriptions of New Species by William Healey Dall (1908)
"1852. Type locality: Arid hills about San Diego, California. Distribution: California and Lower California. opuntia cholla Weber opuntia cholla WEBER, Bull. ..."

6. Wild Land Shrub and Arid Land Restoration Symposium: Proceedings edited by Bruce A. Roundy, E. Durant McArthur, Jennifer S. Hayley, David K. Mann (1996)
"... Lemaireocereus thurberi, Jatropha cinerea, opuntia cholla, Yucca valida, Cercidium floridum, Simmondsia chinensis, and Turnera diffusa. ..."

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