Etymology
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nopal (n.)

type of Mexican cactus (which supports the cochineal bug), 1730, from American Spanish, from Nahuatl (Aztecan) nopalli.

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Definitions of nopal

nopal (n.)
cactus having yellow flowers and purple fruits;
Synonyms: Opuntia lindheimeri
nopal (n.)
any of several cacti of the genus Nopalea resembling prickly pears;
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