Opuntia

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Opuntia (ō·pn·shē·),

n a genus of cacti;
Opuntia vulgaris is used as a remedy in homeopathic medicine.

Opuntia

American plant genus in family Cactaceae; spines cause stomatitis; called also prickly pear.
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Revenues from exports of the prickly pear sector reached more than 5MD in 2016.
I start my day selling prickly pears only in the afternoon when people usually leave their houses as the summer temperatures ease.
On the face of it, the humble prickly pear hardly seems like something that would stir much controversy, but in fact it has proven to be a rather thorny issue in the past.
Prickly Pear is at 5-7 Side, Quayside, Newcastle, NE1 3JE.
Many species of cacti and other succulents are found in these deserts, to be sure, but the prickly pear cactus has adapted to life in New York State.
In some areas of northern Mexico and Baja California, both agaves and prickly pears are cultivated as fodder for livestock and also serve as living hedges to keep the stock in.
In Arizona, mesquite, palo verde, cholla cactus, and prickly pear replaced native grasses, spreading the scrub habitat javelinas prefer in the United States and Mexico.
Prickly pears, saguaros, and most other cactuses have shallow roots that grow right under the sandy surface.
There, the prickly pear cacti still bear fruit and the tepary bean still thrives, and the traditional farming and food-gathering methods have not yet died out.
The prickly pear cactus (also called opuntia, or nopal in Spanish) sprouts tender new stems beginning in early spring.
856 MD), raspberries (5,609 tonnes / 379 MD) and prickly pears (4,274 tonnes / 681 MD).
Grapes - Abhar-iran Prickly Pears Its the recipe for sun burns, exhaust yourself at a high paced day right under the sun and then meet this beauty.