Definitions for saguarosəˈgwɑr oʊ, -ˈwɑr oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sa•gua•rosəˈgwɑr oʊ, -ˈwɑr oʊ(n.)(pl.)-ros.

  1. a tall, horizontally branched cactus, Carnegiea (or Cereus) gigantea, of Arizona and neighboring regions yielding a useful wood and bearing an edible fruit.

    Category: Plants

Origin of saguaro:

1855–60, Amer.; < MexSp saguaro, sahuaro

Princeton's WordNet

  1. saguaro, sahuaro, Carnegiea gigantea(noun)

    extremely large treelike cactus of desert regions of southwestern United States having a thick columnar sparsely branched trunk bearing white flowers and edible red pulpy fruit

Wiktionary

  1. saguaro(Noun)

    A large cactus in the genus Carnegiea, native to the Sonoran Desert and characterized by its "arms".

  2. Origin: Mexican , of unknown origin.

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  1. Saguaro

    The saguaro is a large, tree-sized cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea, which can grow to be over 20 meters tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in the U.S. state of Arizona, the Mexican state of Sonora, and the Whipple Mountains and Imperial County areas of California. The saguaro blossom is the State Wildflower of Arizona. The common name saguaro came into the English language through the Spanish language, originating in the Mayo language.

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