What is another word for ocotillo?

Pronunciation: [ˌɒkətˈɪlə͡ʊ] (IPA)

Ocotillo is a unique plant that is known for its vibrant red flowers and long, spiny stems. Some synonyms for the word ocotillo include desert coral, flaming sword, coachwhip, and vine cactus. These descriptive names allude to the plant's appearance and behavior in nature. Desert coral and flaming sword compare the plant's tall, branching stems to coral and a sword on fire. Coachwhip refers to the long, whip-like stems that resemble a coachman's whip. Vine cactus emphasizes the plant's ability to wrap around other vegetation, similar to a vine. All of these synonyms capture the essence of the ocotillo and showcase the unique and fascinating qualities of this desert species.

Synonyms for Ocotillo:

What are the hypernyms for Ocotillo?

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

    cactus, desert plant, plant, shrub, member of the Fouquieria genus, spine-bearing shrub.

Usage examples for Ocotillo

The ocotillo, or mountain cactus, is a handsome shrub that grows in rocky soil upon the foothills and consists of a cluster of nearly straight poles of brittle wood covered with thorns and leaves.
"Arizona Sketches"
Joseph A. Munk

Famous quotes with Ocotillo

  • 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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