barrel cactus


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barrel cactus

n.
Any of various cacti in the genera Ferocactus and Echinocactus, having ribbed spiny unbranched stems that are globular to columnar in shape.

bar′rel cac`tus


n.
any of several large, cylindrical, ribbed, spiny cacti of the genera Echinocactus and Ferocactus.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.barrel cactus - a cactus of the genus Ferocactus: unbranched barrel-shaped cactus having deep ribs with numerous spines and usually large funnel-shaped flowers followed by dry fruitsbarrel cactus - a cactus of the genus Ferocactus: unbranched barrel-shaped cactus having deep ribs with numerous spines and usually large funnel-shaped flowers followed by dry fruits
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
Ferocactus, genus Ferocactus - genus of nearly globular cacti of Mexico and southwestern United States: barrel cacti
2.barrel cactus - any cactus of the genus Echinocactusbarrel cactus - any cactus of the genus Echinocactus; strongly ribbed and very spiny; southwestern United States to Brazil
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
genus Echinocactus - globular or cylindrical cacti; southwestern United States to Brazil
hedgehog cactus - cactus of the genus Echinocactus having stout sharp spines
Echinocactus grusonii, golden barrel cactus - large cactus of east central Mexico having golden to pale yellow flowers and spines
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We figured the stories about the spines working their way to your heart and killing you were probably a lie, but we did know for sure how to get water from barrel cactus pulp, how to build deadfall traps for kangaroo rats and lizards.
Common varieties are prickly pear and barrel cactus, both of which produce small fruits that grow on the tops during various parts of the season, ranging in color from green to purple and red.
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thurberi, as well as seeds of the barrel cactus Ferocactus peninsulae, germinated more rapidly and accumulated higher biomass when they were subjected to hydration-dehydration cycles.