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Definition of O vulgaris
O vulgarisPrickly Prick"ly, a.
Full of sharp points or prickles; armed or covered with
prickles; as, a prickly shrub.
Prickly ash (Bot.), a prickly shrub (Xanthoxylum
Americanum) with yellowish flowers appearing with the
leaves. All parts of the plant are pungent and aromatic.
The southern species is X. Carolinianum. --Gray.
Prickly heat (Med.), a noncontagious cutaneous eruption of
red pimples, attended with intense itching and tingling of
the parts affected. It is due to inflammation of the sweat
glands, and is often brought on by overheating the skin in
Prickly pear (Bot.), a name given to several plants of the
cactaceous genus Opuntia, American plants consisting of
fleshy, leafless, usually flattened, and often prickly
joints inserted upon each other. The sessile flowers have
many petals and numerous stamens. The edible fruit is a
large pear-shaped berry containing many flattish seeds.
The common species of the Northern Atlantic States is
Opuntia vulgaris. In the South and West are many others,
and in tropical America more than a hundred more. O.
vulgaris, O. Ficus-Indica, and O. Tuna are abundantly
introduced in the Mediterranean region, and O. Dillenii
has become common in India.
Prickly pole (Bot.), a West Indian palm (Bactris
Plumierana), the slender trunk of which bears many rings
of long black prickles.
Prickly withe (Bot.), a West Indian cactaceous plant
(Cereus triangularis) having prickly, slender, climbing,
Prickly rat (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of South
American burrowing rodents belonging to Ctenomys and
allied genera. The hair is usually intermingled with sharp
spines. O vulgarisHop Hop, n. [OE. hoppe; akin to D. hop, hoppe, OHG. hopfo, G.
hopfen; cf. LL. hupa, W. hopez, Armor. houpez, and Icel.
humall, SW. & Dan. humle.]
1. (Bot.) A climbing plant (Humulus Lupulus), having a
long, twining, annual stalk. It is cultivated for its
2. The catkin or strobilaceous fruit of the hop, much used in
brewing to give a bitter taste.
3. The fruit of the dog-rose. See Hip.
Hop back. (Brewing) See under 1st Back.
Hop clover (Bot.), a species of yellow clover having heads
like hops in miniature (Trifolium agrarium, and T.
Hop flea (Zo["o]l.), a small flea beetle (Haltica
concinna), very injurious to hops.
Hop fly (Zo["o]l.), an aphid (Phorodon humuli), very
injurious to hop vines.
Hop froth fly (Zo["o]l.), an hemipterous insect
(Aphrophora interrupta), allied to the cockoo spits. It
often does great damage to hop vines.
Hop hornbeam (Bot.), an American tree of the genus Ostrya
(O. Virginica) the American ironwood; also, a European
species (O. vulgaris).
Hop moth (Zo["o]l.), a moth (Hypena humuli), which in the
larval state is very injurious to hop vines.
Hop picker, one who picks hops.
Hop pole, a pole used to support hop vines.
Hop tree (Bot.), a small American tree (Ptelia
trifoliata), having broad, flattened fruit in large
clusters, sometimes used as a substitute for hops.
Hop vine (Bot.), the climbing vine or stalk of the hop.
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