Definition of prickly pear noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    prickly pear

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  1. 1 a type of cactus with prickles (= sharp parts like needles) and yellow flowers
  2. 2 the fruit of the prickly pear. It is shaped like a pear and can be eaten.
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