prickly pear


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prickly pear:

see cactuscactus,
any plant of the family Cactaceae, a large group of succulents found almost entirely in the New World. A cactus plant is conspicuous for its fleshy green stem, which performs the functions of leaves (commonly insignificant or absent), and for the spines (not always
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pear, prickly:

see cactuscactus,
any plant of the family Cactaceae, a large group of succulents found almost entirely in the New World. A cactus plant is conspicuous for its fleshy green stem, which performs the functions of leaves (commonly insignificant or absent), and for the spines (not always
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prickly pear

1. any of various tropical cacti of the genus Opuntia, having flattened or cylindrical spiny joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species
2. the fruit of any of these plants
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A dozen companies of different sizes exhibit in this show and present a variety of products extracted from the prickly pears, such as oil, vinegar, cosmetics and jam .
This vocation is one of the most painful because prickly pears are known for their thorny skins that easily stick to the hands," the 20-year-old peddler told Gulf News.
Prickly pear juice contains several varieties of antioxidants called betalains, which also are found in beets and red Swiss chard.
The prickly pear, or opuntia ficus-indica, a member of the cactus family, is native to the Americas.
This year that food source was prickly pears, and the bears were traveling long distances to gorge on the plant's sweet-tasting fruit.
I received a prickly pear cactus as a gift, but didn't have much hope for it when I planted it in late March.
I was treated to prickly pear margarita cocktails followed by black bean soup and seared char fish steaks.
Others address the complementary and alternative therapeutics of fenugreek, garlic, ginger, onions, and mushrooms, and the benefits of vegetables, okra, pomegranates, black plums, prickly pear cacti, honey, and Amla, as well as probiotics, milk, and other fermented materials.
The Ancestral Ale was made with essences and ingredients--including local yellow squash, Anasazi beans, sweet corn and prickly pear cactus fruit--that reflect the basic food sources of the Pueblo Indians, who resided in the Chimney Rock area for more than 1,000 years.
The drink is a blend of exotic fruits, including acai, acerola, prickly pear, yumberry, grape, green tea, pomegranate and Brazil's cupuacu.
The word sabra stems from the name of the prickly pear cactus--tzabar in Hebrew and sabr in Arabic--whose thick thorny skin covers a sweet and succulent soft flesh.