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 for Cactus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cactus \Cac"tus\, n.; pl. E. Cactuses, Cacti (-t[imac]).
     [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
     [1913 Webster]
     Cactus wren (Zool.), an American wren of the genus
        Campylorhynchus, of several species.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly
           to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "cactus":
     bramble, brier, bristle, burr, catchweed, cleavers, goose grass,
     needle, nettle, pine needle, prickle, quill, spicule, spiculum,
     spike, spikelet, spine, sticker, thistle, thorn, yucca

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Cactus, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    2538
     Housing Units (2000): 820
     Land area (2000):     2.040434 sq. miles (5.284699 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.040434 sq. miles (5.284699 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            11692
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             36.046124 N, 102.002251 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Cactus, TX

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