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coch'ineal cac"tus




a treelike cactus, Nopalea cochenillifera, of Mexico and Central America, that is a principal source of food of the cochineal insect. Also called coch'ineal plant".

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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