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Definition of "saguaro" [saguaro]

  • A very large cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) of the southwest United States and northern Mexico, having ribbed upward-curving branches, white funnel-shaped flowers, and edible red fruit. (noun)
  • The fruit of this cactus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "saguaro" in a sentence
  • "The saguaro is a signature plant of the Sonoran Desert."
  • "Scattered among the huge club-shaped columns of the saguaro is the cholla, the next largest of the cactuses."
  • "… if you didn't know, and i didn't, a saguaro is a type of cactus …"