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Answer for the clue "Prickly pear", 5 letters:
nopal

Alternative clues for the word nopal

Cactus having yellow flowers and purple fruits

Any of several cacti of the genus Nopalea resembling prickly pears

Word definitions for nopal in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Nopal \No"pal\, n. [Mexican nopalli.] (Bot.) A cactaceous plant ( Nopalea cochinellifera ), originally Mexican, on which the cochineal insect feeds, and from which it is collected. The name is sometimes given to other species of Cactace[ae] .

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. A prickly pear cactus from the genus ''Opuntia'', especially (taxlink Opuntia cochinellifera species noshow=1).

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Mexican cactus, from American Spanish, from Nahuatl (Aztecan) nopalli .

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. cactus having yellow flowers and purple fruits [syn: Opuntia lindheimeri ] any of several cacti of the genus Nopalea resembling prickly pears

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
'''Nopal '''(from the Nahuatl word nohpalli for the pads of the plant) is a common name in Mexican Spanish for Opuntia cacti (commonly referred to in English as prickly pear ), as well as for its pads. There are approximately one hundred and fourteen known...

Usage examples of nopal.

Distinguished by Tauptu awareness and Chitumih denial of the nopal, they nourished toward each other an emotion akin to but a dozen times more intense than Earthly hate.

nopalgarth as the nopal infected Ixax, and do no more than direct the struggle.

The nopal disappeared, the sky was empty of all but dour wind, torn clouds.

He looked up to find the small nopal floating near at hand, the eye-orbs glistening down at him.

He apprehended the nopal, at first ascribing them to teletactility or even hallucination.

It is intolerable, and we will never quit our war until the nopal are destroyed.

This is the next stage of the war against the nopal, which someday we must win.

The style of your thinking and the nature of your visual processes is quicker and more flexible than ours, and more susceptible to nopal suggestion.

As to the intelligence of the nopal, it functions to augment the success of its existence.

Confound the nopal, confound the Xaxans, confound the entire complicated mess!

When we dislodge a nopal from a Chitumih, we capture it and crush it thin.

Perhaps this will be the spearhead of your attack on the nopal of nopalgarth: the discovery and systematization of a new science.

He saw their faces and imagined their nopal, riding like pompous Old Men of the Sea.

The nopal towered over his head and neck like some fantastic war helmet.

The nopal, disintegrated into powder, merged with the fabric of the bag.