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1. Any of various opuntias having bristly, flattened stem segments, often colorful flowers, and ovoid prickly fruit.
2. The edible fruit of certain of these cactuses.
1. any of numerous cacti of the genus Opuntia, having flattened, usu. spiny stem joints, yellow, orange, or reddish flowers, and ovoid, often edible fruit.
2. the usu. prickly fruit of such a cactus.
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|Noun||1.||prickly pear - 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
|2.||prickly pear - round or pear-shaped spiny fruit of any of various prickly pear cacti|
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh