Synonyms
Etymology

1. nopal

noun. any of several cacti of the genus Nopalea resembling prickly pears.

Synonyms

  • Nopalea
  • genus Nopalea

Etymology

  • nopal (Spanish)
  • nohpalli (Classical Nahuatl)

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2. nopal

noun. cactus having yellow flowers and purple fruits.

Synonyms

  • prickly pear
  • prickly pear cactus

Etymology

  • nopal (Spanish)
  • nohpalli (Classical Nahuatl)

Sentences with nopal


1. Adjective
), also known as nopal, is a cactus you can eat as a vegetable in a variety of dishes, or you can use the fruits as a beverage, jelly or candy.

2. Verb, base form
The AARP -- formerly American Association of Retired Persons -- drug database warns that anyone with an allergy or sensitivity to nopal should not eat nopales nor use any extracts of the plant.

3. Noun, singular or mass
It is unknown what effect nopal could have on developing fetuses or young children.

4. Adverb
The fruit and pads of the prickly pear cactus, or nopal, have been available in American markets for some time, and have become familiar to aficionados of Mexican food.

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