barrel-cactus

barrel cactus

noun
any of several large, cylindrical, ribbed, spiny cacti of the genera Echinocactus and Ferocactus.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism

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barrel cactus

noun
1. a cactus of the genus Ferocactus: unbranched barrel-shaped cactus having deep ribs with numerous spines and usually large funnel-shaped flowers followed by dry fruits 
2. any cactus of the genus Echinocactus; strongly ribbed and very spiny; southwestern United States to Brazil [syn: echinocactus
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