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sa·gua·ro

 (sə-gwär′ō, -wär′ō)
n. pl. sa·gua·ros
1. A very large cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) of the Sonoran Desert, having ribbed upward-curving branches, white funnel-shaped flowers, and edible red fruit.
2. The fruit of this cactus.

[American Spanish saguaro, sahuaro, of Uto-Aztecan, perhaps Piman, origin.]

saguaro

(səˈɡwɑːrəʊ; səˈwɑː-) or

sahuaro

n, pl -ros
(Plants) a giant cactus, Carnegiea gigantea, of desert regions of Arizona, S California, and Mexico, having white nocturnal flowers and edible red pulpy fruits
[Mexican Spanish, variant of sahuaro, an Indian name]

sa•gua•ro

(səˈgwɑr oʊ, -ˈwɑr oʊ)

n., pl. -ros.
a tall, horizontally branched cactus, Carnegiea (or Cereus) gigantea, of Arizona and neighboring regions yielding a useful wood and bearing an edible fruit.
[1855–60, Amer.; < Mexican Spanish saguaro, sahuaro]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saguaro - extremely large treelike cactus of desert regions of southwestern United States having a thick columnar sparsely branched trunk bearing white flowers and edible red pulpy fruitsaguaro - extremely large treelike cactus of desert regions of southwestern United States having a thick columnar sparsely branched trunk bearing white flowers and edible red pulpy fruit
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
Carnegiea, genus Carnegiea - caryophylloid dicot genus with only one species: saguaro
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