Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: cactus
IPA transcription: [k'æktəs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: cactus
    Meaning: any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
Usage examples
  • Wherever did you rake up this cactus, Trysdale?"
  • Still the interminable succession of stretches of brush, cactus, and mesquite.
  • Their packs bore tanned skins, fruit of the saguaro cactus, edible roots of the mescal plant, and other trade goods.
  • The Kid crept noiselessly to the very edge of the pear thicket and reconnoitred between the leaves of a clump of cactus.
  • When he had finished with the orange-tree, he began at the cactus; but this, not being so easily plucked as the orange-tree, pricked him dreadfully.
  • They were lowly shrubs of earth, here attaining gigantic size; lycopodiums, a hundred feet high; the huge sigillaria, found in our coal mines; tree ferns, as tall as our fir-trees in northern latitudes; lepidodendra, with cylindrical forked stems, terminated by long leaves, and bristling with rough hairs like those of the cactus.