organ-pipe cactus


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or·gan-pipe cactus

(ôr′gən-pīp′)
n.
Any of several cacti with tall slender stems, especially Stenocereus thurberi of northern Mexico and the southwest United States, having white flowers that produce edible fruit.
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or′gan-pipe` cac`tus


n.
any of several treelike cacti of the southwest U.S. and Mexico having tall, columnlike stems.
[1905–10]
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