• Definition for "ocotillo"
    • A cactuslike tree (Fouquieria splendens) of Mexico as…
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    • Desert in south California.Pronounced Ok-o-tee-yocommonly mistaken…
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ocotillo definition

  • noun:
    • A cactuslike tree (Fouquieria splendens) of Mexico as well as the southwest United States, having clusters of scarlet tubular plants.
    • Any of various succulent flowers not related into the cactus, when you look at the genus Fouquieria, located in Central America or perhaps the southwest usa.
    • inside southwestern usa, north Mexico, and Lower California, a name placed on a number of species of Fouquieria, particularly to F. splendens, a shrub which develops in arid, stony soil, and which has many spiny stems terminating in slim panicles of purple blossoms.
    • wilderness shrub of southwestern US and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of purple plants
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