barrel cactus definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a number of cacti, especially in the genera Ferocactus and Echinocactus, having unbranched, globular to columnar, ribbed spiny stems.
    • Any cactus with an approximately barrel-like shape.
    • any one of a number of huge cacti indigenous to the southwestern U. S. and Mexico, having a short cylindrical type with deep vertical ribs and bearing sharp spines. They've been classed when you look at the genera Ferocactus and Echinocactus.
    • The bisnaga, Echinocactus: so named from the kind and size. See Echinocactus and visnaga.
    • a cactus for the genus Ferocactus: unbranched barrel-shaped cactus having deep ribs with numerous spines and in most cases large funnel-shaped plants accompanied by dried out fruits
    • any cactus of this genus Echinocactus; strongly ribbed and incredibly spiny; southwestern usa to Brazil
    • Any of a few cacti, especially in the genera Ferocactus and Echinocactus, having unbranched, globular to columnar, ribbed spiny stems.
    • Any cactus with an approximately barrel-like shape.
    • some of a few big cacti native to the southwestern U. S. and Mexico, having a brief cylindrical kind with deep straight ribs and bearing sharp spines. They've been classified into the genera Ferocactus and Echinocactus.
    • The bisnaga, Echinocactus: so-named from the kind and size. See Echinocactus and visnaga.
    • a cactus associated with the genus Ferocactus: unbranched barrel-shaped cactus having deep ribs with numerous spines and in most cases large funnel-shaped flowers accompanied by dry fresh fruits
    • any cactus of this genus Echinocactus; highly ribbed and extremely spiny; southwestern usa to Brazil

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