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[suh-gwahr-oh, -wahr-oh] /səˈgwɑr oʊ, -ˈwɑr oʊ/
noun, plural saguaros.
a tall, horizontally branched cactus, Carnegiea (or Cereus) gigantea, of Arizona and neighboring regions, yielding a useful wood and bearing an edible fruit: still locally common, though some populations have been reduced.
Origin of saguaro
1855-60, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish saguaro, sahuaro, said to be < Opata (now extinct Uto-Aztecan language of Sonora) Unabridged
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/səˈɡwɑːrəʊ; səˈwɑː-/
noun (pl) -ros
a giant cactus, Carnegiea gigantea, of desert regions of Arizona, S California, and Mexico, having white nocturnal flowers and edible red pulpy fruits
Word Origin
Mexican Spanish, variant of sahuaro,an Indian name
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Word Origin and History for saguaro

type of large branching columnar cactus of the North American desert, 1856, from Mexican Spanish, from a native name of unknown origin, perhaps from Yaqui (Sonoran).

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