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Definition of Opuntia vulgaris

Opuntia vulgaris
Prickly 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 hot weather. 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, triangular stems. 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.

Meaning of Opuntia vulgaris from wikipedia

- Opuntia ficus-indica, the prickly pear, is a species of cactus that has long been a domesticated crop plant grown in agricultural economies throughout...
- name Opuntia vulgaris, which is a synonym of Opuntia ficus-indica, has been misapplied to this species in Australia. Taylor, N.P. 2002. Opuntia monacantha...
- Opuntia dillenii (Ker Gawl.) Haw. Opuntia vulgaris var. balearica Raketa Mena Madagascar Bahamian dry forests Prickly pears in Australia "Opuntia stricta"...
- O. vulgaris may refer to: Octopus vulgaris, the common octopus, the most studied of all octopus species Opuntia vulgaris, a synonym for Opuntia ficus-indica...
- Amaranth Amaranthus cruentus Arugula Eruca sativa Beet (greens) Beta vulgaris vulgaris Bok choy (白菜) Br****ica rapa (chinensis) Borage greens Borago officinalis...
- onto Opuntia ficus-indica, then known as O. vulgaris, in Sri Lanka in 1863. D. opuntiae has been effective against the weedy prickly pear Opuntia stricta...
- cardinalis. Another successful program was the virtual eradication of Opuntia vulgaris by the use of cochineal insects in 1913. Control of the Eucalyptus...
- water-lily Nymphoides peltatayellow floating-heart Opuntia engelmannii – Engelmann's prickly-pear Opuntia microdasysbunny ears cactus Orobanche ramosa...
- root gnawing by rodents is proposed as one such mechanism in the Larrea-Opuntia system. Watt noted that cyclic fluctuations in mortality rate could also...
- camara (lantana) Leucanthemum vulgare (ox-eye daisy)[citation needed] Opuntia spp. (prickly pear) Solanum mauritianum (wild tobacco) Amphibal**** improvisus...
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