American English

Definition of prickly pear noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    prickly pear

    jump to other results
  1. 1a type of cactus with prickles (= sharp parts like needles) and yellow flowers
  2. 2the fruit of the prickly pear. It is shaped like a pear and can be eaten.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: prickly pear