prickly pear


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Synonyms for prickly pear

cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species

round or pear-shaped spiny fruit of any of various prickly pear cacti

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The prickly pear, or opuntia ficus-indica, a member of the cactus family, is native to the Americas.
The most dangerous thing was really the prickly pear cactus.
This year that food source was prickly pears, and the bears were traveling long distances to gorge on the plant's sweet-tasting fruit.
US launches over the past year including Cactus Juice and Cactus Tea from Nopal and Prickly Pear Cactus Tea from Hunter & Hilsberg, as well as Martinelli's Prickly Passion Lemonade juice drink, featuring prickly pear puree," she notes.
I was treated to prickly pear margarita cocktails followed by black bean soup and seared char fish steaks.
Others address the complementary and alternative therapeutics of fenugreek, garlic, ginger, onions, and mushrooms, and the benefits of vegetables, okra, pomegranates, black plums, prickly pear cacti, honey, and Amla, as well as probiotics, milk, and other fermented materials.
The Ancestral Ale was made with essences and ingredients--including local yellow squash, Anasazi beans, sweet corn and prickly pear cactus fruit--that reflect the basic food sources of the Pueblo Indians, who resided in the Chimney Rock area for more than 1,000 years.
Formulated to be ultrahydrating yet never heavy, this moisturizer helps soothe and calm redness with Prickly Pear, Avocado, and Evening Primrose extracts, while also reducing environmental stress on the skin.
We interviewed her once, and she was a bit of a prickly pear, but I think a lot of that is self-defence.
It even included Tiger Woods being attacked by a prickly pear cactus.
First off, to desensitise my sand-slogged skin, the therapist applied a tolerance-enzyme peel, containing papaya and prickly pear.
In addition to Arroyo vodka, ingredients included Crockett's Honey, prickly pear syrup, oranges and lemons from Sunizona Family Farms and pear juice.
The drink is a blend of exotic fruits, including acai, acerola, prickly pear, yumberry, grape, green tea, pomegranate and Brazil's cupuacu.
Banuelos believes that he has found a promising alternative: prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficusindica), a drought-tolerant plant.
The word sabra stems from the name of the prickly pear cactus--tzabar in Hebrew and sabr in Arabic--whose thick thorny skin covers a sweet and succulent soft flesh.