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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. 




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