old-man cacti

old-man cactus

[ohld-man]
noun
a Mexican cactus, Cephalocereus senilis, having a columnar body from 30 to 40 feet (9 to 12 meters) high with thatchlike, long, white hairs on the top, and red flowers with white centers.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism

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