Synonyms
Etymology

1. cactus

noun. ['ˈkæktəs'] any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines.

Synonyms

  • Ariocarpus fissuratus
  • Carnegiea gigantea
  • mescal
  • Acanthocereus tetragonus
  • sahuaro
  • Myrtillocactus geometrizans
  • Schlumbergera truncatus
  • chichipe
  • Easter cactus
  • rainbow cactus
  • prickly pear
  • night-blooming cereus
  • mistletoe cactus
  • Hatiora gaertneri
  • Pediocactus knowltonii
  • Schlumbergera baridgesii
  • succulent
  • barrel cactus
  • epiphyllum
  • Knowlton's cactus
  • Thanksgiving cactus
  • living rock
  • hedgehog cereus
  • prickly pear cactus
  • pitahaya
  • mezcal
  • saguaro
  • garambulla
  • Aporocactus flagelliformis
  • feather ball
  • mammillaria
  • rattail cactus
  • Cactaceae
  • Schlumbergera gaertneri
  • garambulla cactus
  • family Cactaceae
  • coryphantha
  • Christmas cactus
  • cholla
  • Lophophora williamsii
  • pitahaya cactus
  • Mammillaria plumosa
  • echinocactus
  • Lemaireocereus chichipe
  • orchid cactus
  • Opuntia cholla
  • Zygocactus truncatus
  • peyote
  • Acanthocereus pentagonus
  • crab cactus
  • cactus family
  • rat's-tail cactus
  • nopal

Etymology

  • cactus (Latin)
  • κάκτος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Cactus

  • malpractice
  • practice

How do you pronounce cactus?

Pronounce cactus as ˈkæktəs.

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Sentences with cactus


1. Noun, singular or mass
The cactus will bloom in its second or third year.

2. Adjective
Fertilize once every two weeks with cactus fertilizer during the spring and summer months.

Quotes about cactus


1. Roses may say “I love you,” but the cactus says “Fuck off.
- Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious

2. I realize all guys have thorns. But I am a rose, and she chose a cactus over me. I wish her luck with her dry, desert-like existence with him.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. Hope is not a resting place but a starting point - a cactus, not a cushion.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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