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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Cures range from the obvious like drinking plenty of water and popping a couple of aspirin before bed to eating prickly pear cactus, throwing back some activated charcoal and having sex.
I-Remove is powered by Litramine, a proprietary complex derived through a patented manufacturing process of prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficus indica) and acacia gum (Gum Arabic) that increases fat binding efficacy from 4% to up to 28%, according to the company.
Used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes, the prickly pear cactus (or nopal) is a popular part of the Mexican diet, frequently diced into dishes, such as salsa, pinto beans, and quesadillas.
Lucinda Law painted delicate cactus plants on her pair which she titled 'Carminas' after 'Mexico's tiny, spirited cochineal insects and prickly pear cactus feeders, which produce the pigment called carmin.
Though generally regarded as a desert plant, the prickly pear cactus is actually rather widespread.
Made with prickly pear cactus juice, this water could decrease inflammation.
CaliWater is derived from the prickly pear cactus, which contains 24 of the known betalains, potent antioxidants associated with skin revitalization.
Some, like Grilled Prickly Pear Cactus, require ingredients that aren't available in all regions, but most, such as Olive Salsa and Carne Guisada (stewed beef), are easy to find everywhere.
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.
I received a prickly pear cactus as a gift, but didn't have much hope for it when I planted it in late March.
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.