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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Extremely large treelike cactus of desert regions of southwestern United States having a thick columnar sparsely branched trunk bearing white flowers and edible red pulpy fruit.

Usage examples (9)
  • For the first time he observed the snake impaled on the sahuaro, writhing but feebly.
  • In the meantime the sahuaro had caught fire at the top, and was burning down through the interior.
  • The deceptive green of occasional palo-verde bushes now gave place to the columns of the giant sahuaro.
  • What he saw was only the green of mesquite and palo verde, the fluted columns of the giant sahuaro, and the gray of sagebrush. for more
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