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NOUN (1)

1. any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines;

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cactus \Cac"tus\, n.; pl. E. Cactuses, Cacti (-t[imac]). [L., a kind of cactus, Gr. ??????.] (Bot.) Any plant of the order Cactac[ae], as the prickly pear and the night-blooming cereus. See Cereus. They usually have leafless stems and branches, often beset with clustered thorns, and are mostly natives of the warmer parts of America. [1913 Webster] Cactus wren (Zool.), an American wren of the genus Campylorhynchus, of several species. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cactus n 1: any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

21 Moby Thesaurus words for "cactus": bramble, brier, bristle, burr, catchweed, cleavers, goose grass, needle, nettle, pine needle, prickle, quill, spicule, spiculum, spike, spikelet, spine, sticker, thistle, thorn, yucca
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Cactus, TX -- U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 2538 Housing Units (2000): 820 Land area (2000): 2.040434 sq. miles (5.284699 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.040434 sq. miles (5.284699 sq. km) FIPS code: 11692 Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 36.046124 N, 102.002251 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Cactus, TX Cactus