organ-pipe cacti

organ-pipe cactus

[awr-guhn-pahyp]
noun
a treelike or columnar cactus, Lemaireocereus marginatus, of Mexico, having a central, erect spine surrounded by spreading spines in clusters of five to eight, and funnel-shaped, brownish-purple flowers.

Origin:
1905–10

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