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Any of several spiny, shrubby or treelike opuntias having cylindrical stem segments.

[American Spanish, from obsolete Spanish, upper part of the head, possibly from Old French cholle, round lump, head, of Germanic origin.]


(ˈtʃəʊljɑː; Spanish ˈtʃoʎa)
(Plants) any of several spiny cacti of the genus Opuntia that grow in the southwestern US and Mexico and have cylindrical stem segments. See also prickly pear
[Mexican Spanish, from Spanish: head, perhaps from Old French (dialect) cholle ball, of Germanic origin]


(ˈtʃɔɪ ə)

n., pl. -las.
any of several cylindrical treelike cacti of the genus Opuntia, of Mexico and the southwestern U.S., having yellow spines.
[1855–60, Amer.; < Mexican Spanish cholla head]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cholla - arborescent cacti having very spiny cylindrical stem segmentscholla - arborescent cacti having very spiny cylindrical stem segments; southwestern United States and Mexico
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
genus Opuntia, Opuntia - large genus of cactuses native to America: prickly pears
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