Definition of prickly pear noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    prickly pear

    BrE BrE//ˌprɪkli ˈpeə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɪkli ˈper//
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  1. 1 a type of cactus with prickles (= sharp parts like needles), and yellow flowers
  2. 2 the reddish fruit of the prickly pear that is shaped like a pear and can be eaten See related entries: Fruit
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prickly pear