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old-man cactus

[ohld-man] /ˈoʊldˌmæn/
noun
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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 of old-man cactus
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism
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