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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cactus  \Cac"tus\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Cactuses},  {Cacti}  (-t[=i]).  [L., 
  a  kind  of  cactus,  Gr  ??????.]  (Bot.) 
  Any  plant  of  the  order  {Cactac[ae]},  as  the  prickly  pear  and 
  the  night-blooming  cereus.  See  {Cereus}.  They  usually  have 
  leafless  stems  and  branches,  often  beset  with  clustered 
  thorns,  and  are  mostly  natives  of  the  warmer  parts  of 
  America. 
 
  {Cactus  wren}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  wren  of  the  genus 
  {Campylorhynchus},  of  several  species. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cactus 
  n  :  any  spiny  succulent  plant  of  the  family  Cactaceae  native 
  chiefly  to  arid  regions  of  the  New  World 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cactus,  TX  (city,  FIPS  11692) 
  Location:  36.04473  N,  102.01110  W 
  Population  (1990):  1529  (478  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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