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Meaning of CACTUS

Pronunciation:  'kaktus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any spiny succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World

CACTUS is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: Acanthocereus pentagonus, Acanthocereus tetragonus, Aporocactus flagelliformis, Ariocarpus fissuratus, barrel cactus, Cactaceae, cactus family, Carnegiea gigantea, chichipe, cholla, Christmas cactus, coryphantha, crab cactus, Easter cactus, echinocactus, epiphyllum, family Cactaceae, feather ball, garambulla, garambulla cactus, Hatiora gaertneri, hedgehog cereus, Knowlton's cactus, Lemaireocereus chichipe, living rock, Lophophora williamsii, mammillaria, Mammillaria plumosa, mescal, mezcal, mistletoe cactus, Myrtillocactus geometrizans, night-blooming cereus, nopal, Opuntia cholla, orchid cactus, Pediocactus knowltonii, peyote, pitahaya, pitahaya cactus, prickly pear, prickly pear cactus, rainbow cactus, rat's-tail cactus, rattail cactus, saguaro, sahuaro, Schlumbergera baridgesii, Schlumbergera buckleyi, Schlumbergera gaertneri, Schlumbergera truncatus, succulent, Thanksgiving cactus, Zygocactus truncatus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cac"tus\, n.; pl. E. {Cactuses}, {Cacti} (-t[=i]). [L.,
a kind of cactus, Gr. ??????.] (Bot.)
Any plant of the order {Cactac[ae]}, as the prickly pear and
the night-blooming cereus. See {Cereus}. They usually have
leafless stems and branches, often beset with clustered
thorns, and are mostly natives of the warmer parts of

{Cactus wren} (Zo["o]l.), an American wren of the genus
   {Campylorhynchus}, of several species.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a cactus in your dream suggests that you are feeling invaded. Your space is being crowded and you feel like you are being suffocated. The prickly spines of a cactus represent your wish to establish a boundary for your personal space and privacy. Perhaps you have found yourself in a sticky situation. Alternatively, a cactus may be symbolic of your need to defend yourself in some way. Seeing a cactus in your dream can also signify your need to adapt to your existing circumstances instead of trying to change them.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bramble, brier, bristle, burr, catchweed, cleavers, goose grass, needle, nettle, pine needle, prickle, quill, spicule, spiculum, spike, spikelet, spine, sticker, thistle, thorn, yucca