prickly pear cactus

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Noun1.prickly pear cactus - cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some speciesprickly pear cactus - cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species; often used as food for stock
prickly pear - round or pear-shaped spiny fruit of any of various prickly pear cacti
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
nopal, Opuntia lindheimeri - cactus having yellow flowers and purple fruits
Opuntia tuna, tuna - tropical American prickly pear of Jamaica
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As he peers around a clump of prickly pear cactus, Goode is careful not to lean into its two-inch-long spines.
Guests can enjoy their salads or wraps with a new limeade inspired by Texas' state plant, the prickly pear cactus.
Made with prickly pear cactus juice, this water could decrease inflammation.
Catalina's terrain was wild and wooly, covered with huge stands of waist-high prickly pear cactus, thickly interlaced clumps of live oak and impassable walls of brush that reminded me of oleander, though I'm sure it wasn't.
Course three offers guests a taste of life near the ocean, with the Veracruz Red Snapper, a traditional Veracruz-style, braised fillet of Gulf Red Snapper with onions and potatoes and paired with Bramble Pear cocktail made with Patron Platinum, Prickly Pear Cactus Puree, lemon juice, simple syrup, crushed ice and raspberry garnish.
We silently crept around a clump of prickly pear cactus and carefully avoided the long spines projecting from two more huge clumps before I settled to my knees.
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.
Joint halfway leader Woods, who missed McIlroy's initial success in Washington through injury, finished down in 11th place, his Sunday destined to be remembered most for him being attacked by a prickly pear cactus.
It even included Tiger Woods being attacked by a prickly pear cactus.
These little critters are found on prickly pear cactus plants located primarily in South America and Europe, with the acid extracted, collected and pasteurized to rid the carmine of harmful microorganisms such as salmonella.
The tablet called XLS-Medical Fat Binder is made of fibre taken from dried leaves of the prickly pear cactus, is the first naturally occurring product available from pharmacy shelves to be clinically proven to succeed.
Banuelos believes that he has found a promising alternative: prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficusindica), a drought-tolerant plant.