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Christmas cactus a Brazilian cactus with flat fleshy spineless stems that is widely cultivated as a houseplant for its showy red flowers.
mescal one of two species of cactus, esp. a small, globe-shaped plant with buttonlike projections that are chewed as a hallucinogenic drug by certain Mexican Indians during religious ceremonies. [1/2 definitions]
mescaline a drug that causes hallucinations and similar mind-altering effects, derived from the buttonlike protuberances of the mescal cactus; peyote.
ocotillo a spiny shrub that resembles a cactus, found in the dry regions of Mexico and the southwestern United States.
peyote a species of mescal cactus. [1/2 definitions]
prickly pear the often prickly ovoid fruit of such a cactus. [1/2 definitions]
rattail cactus a small, tropical cactus of Mexico and Central America having thin, drooping stems and bearing bright crimson flowers, widely cultivated as a houseplant.
saguaro a very tall cactus, native to the southwestern North American deserts, that can have large upraised branches and bears edible red fruit.
succulent having fleshy leaves or stems that retain moisture, as cactus. [2/3 definitions]
xerophyte a plant that can grow in a very dry or desert environment, and that often has fleshy parts and hairs or thorns, such as an agave or cactus.