What is another word for cactus?

Pronunciation: [kˈaktəs] (IPA)

The word "cactus" is often used to describe any plant with spiky or prickly leaves. However, there are many synonyms for this unique plant, such as desert thorn, thistle, spiny succulent, and prickly pear. Each of these synonyms emphasizes a different characteristic of the cactus, from its harsh desert environment to its ability to store water in its fleshy stems. Whether you prefer to use traditional botanical names or descriptive terms, there are many ways to express the beauty and resilience of these iconic plants. So next time you see a cactus, try using one of its many synonyms to add variety and depth to your vocabulary.

Synonyms for Cactus:

What are the hypernyms for Cactus?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Cactus?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for cactus (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Cactus?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Cactus

Many varieties of cactus, prickly pears, plums and plants with the most gorgeous flowers lined their path, and gave constant delight to young Smith and some of the others, but Jack and Percival were more intent on seeing where they would come out than in looking at plants and flowers, and they gave the latter little attention.
"The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island"
Cyril Burleigh
He was tremendously conscious of the grim and dusty cactus plant that stood on a little table by the window.
"Fortitude"
Hugh Walpole
His aunt sunk her voice very low indeed-so low that it seemed to come from the heart of the cactus plant by the window.
"Fortitude"
Hugh Walpole

Famous quotes with Cactus

  • A creative person has to create. It doesn't really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on.
    Katherine Dunham
  • I have learned the difference between a cactus and a caucus. On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside.
    Mo Udall
  • Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it's the answer to everything. To Why am I here? To uselessness. It's the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it's a cactus.
    Enid Bagnold
  • I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought, Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert.
    Demetri Martin
  • When I write "paradise" I mean not only apple trees and golden women but also scorpions and tarantulas and flies, rattlesnakes and Gila monsters, sandstorms, volcanoes and earthquakes, bacteria and bear, cactus, yucca, bladderweed, ocotillo and mesquite, flash floods and quicksand, and yes — disease and death and the rotting of flesh.
    Edward Abbey

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