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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From this vantage I could glass the desert floor below, much of which is littered with prickly pear cactus.
MMIGUEL'S Holiday Adventure on Prickly Pear island sums up the whole Antiguan ethos: Lounge on a private beach, soak up the sun all day, sip a drink of your choice and taste barbecued chicken, curried conch and local delicacies served by your host.
Spoon some prickly pear and mango sauce around the dish in a decorative pattern and garnish with marigold petals and mint.
STANDING TALL: Despite its long legs and neck, the saddleback (left) must wait to satisfy its hunger with fallen pads from the giant prickly pear. The cactus shields itself against the tortoise's powerful jaws with a buttress-shaped trunk.
For more information on this food, pick up a copy of Prickly Pear Cactus Medicine by Ran Knishinsky (Healing Arts Press, 2004).
Two weeks later the drinking binge and tests were repeated, but this time the original placebo volunteers were given the prickly pear extract.
It is difficult for many of today's westerners to comprehend that, before Lewis and Clark, the nation had no knowledge of prairie dogs nor grizzly bears, did not know of now-familiar plants, including big sagebrush and prickly pear cactus.
According to the Australian government, "almost 10 percent of all the plant life in Australia is alien to the country." The most infamous example--the prickly pear cactus--was brought over in the early 1900s as a hedging plant to keep livestock under control.
Hiring and retaining employees is still the biggest prickly pear in the produce department, outranking food safety, competition, profits and a host of other concerns.
Many species of prickly pear (Opuntia) are valued and exploited for their sweet juicy fruit, prickly pears.