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cactusnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkæk.təs/ (plural cacti uk   /ˈkæk.taɪ / us   or cactuses)
any of many types of desert plant usually with sharp spines and thick stems for storing water
Translations of “cactus”
in Arabic نَبات الصَّبّار…
in Korean 선인장…
in Malaysian kaktus…
in French cactus…
in Turkish kaktüs, çölde yetişen dikenli bir bitki…
in Italian cactus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 仙人掌…
in Russian кактус…
in Polish kaktus…
in Vietnamese cây xương rồng…
in Spanish cactus…
in Portuguese cacto…
in Thai พืชจำพวกหนึ่งไม่มีใบพบมากในแถบทะเลทราย, ต้นกระบองเพชร…
in German der Kaktus…
in Catalan cactus…
in Japanese サボテン…
in Indonesian kaktus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仙人掌…
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