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cactus

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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cactuscac‧tus /ˈkæktəs/ noun (plural cacti /-taɪ/ or cactuses) [countable]  cactus.jpg HBPa desert plant with sharp points instead of leaves
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cactusIt is a perfect location for a cactus.But once in place, a cactus is unlikely to remain a solitary specimen for long.Such glass fittings include mixing coils and cactus fittings.If he were a plant, he'd be an exotic cactus.So are the other varieties of native cactus and most of the desert trees.She found the rabbit, chewing on a stubby cactus, and stabbed it in the neck.Clearly, the cactus never dies out completely, nor do the moths.As for water, that would come in minute drops from the cactus.
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