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Prickly pear
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 Prickly pear from wikipedia

- Opuntia, commonly called prickly pear, is a genus in the cactus family, Cactaceae. Prickly pears are also known as tuna (fruit), sabra, nopal (paddle...
- Prickly pear may refer to: Opuntia, a genus of cacti producing a fruit known as the prickly pear Opuntia ficus-indica, the species which is the most common...
- Prickly pears (Genus Opuntia) include a number of plant species that were introduced and have become invasive in Australia. Prickly pears (mostly Opuntia...
- Opuntia ficus-indica, the prickly pear, is a species of cactus that has long been a domesticated crop plant grown in agricultural economies throughout...
- Common prickly pear is a common name which may refer to certain species of cactus in the genus Opuntia including: Opuntia ficus-indica Opuntia monacantha...
- Opuntia humifusa, commonly known as the devil's-tongue, Eastern prickly pear or Indian fig, is a cactus of the genus Opuntia present in parts of eastern...
- Desert prickly pear is a common name for several plants and may refer to: Opuntia engelmannii Opuntia phaeacantha...
- Cochineal prickly pear is a common name which may refer to several species of cactus in the genus Opuntia including: Opuntia ficus-indica Opuntia monacantha...
- They are divided by a narrow boat channel between Prickly Pear East and Prickly Pear West. Prickly Pear Cays were cl****ified as 'wildlands' by the "Eastern...
- Prickly Pear Island is an islet approx. 650 metres off the north s**** coast of the much larger island of Antigua, West Indies. The island measures approx...
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