cholla definition

  • noun:
    • any one of several spiny, shrubby, or treelike cacti associated with the genus Opuntia having cylindrical stem sections.
    • some of a few types of cactus into the genus Cylindropuntia, having extremely spiny, cylindrical stem portions.
    • inside Southwestern United States and Mexico, a name directed at a few types of Opuntia with stout cylindrical bones and abundant spines, such as for instance O. prolifera, O. Bigelovii, and O. Cholla.
    • arborescent cacti having extremely spiny cylindrical stem segments; southwestern united states of america and Mexico

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