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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nopal  \No"pal\,  n.  [Mexican  nopalli.]  (Bot.) 
  A  cactaceous  plant  ({Nopalea  cochinellifera}),  originally 
  Mexican,  on  which  the  cochineal  insect  feeds,  and  from  which 
  it  is  collected.  The  name  is  sometimes  given  to  other  species 
  of  {Cactace[ae]}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Cactaceae 
  n  :  constituting  the  order  Opuntiales  [syn:  {Cactaceae},  {family 
  Cactaceae},  {cactus  family}] 




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