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prickly pearnoun [C]

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a ​type of cactus (= ​desertplant) that has ​ovalfruit with ​sharp spines on them
(Definition of prickly pear from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 仙人果…
in Chinese (Traditional) 仙人掌果…
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