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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
     America.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Cactus wren (Zool.), an American wren of the genus
        Campylorhynchus, of several species.
        [1913 Webster]

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