meaning of barrel cactus

barrel cactus meaning in General Dictionary

any one of a number of large cacti native to the southwestern U S and Mexico having a brief cylindrical kind with deep straight ribs and bearing sharp spines they've been classed in the genera Ferocactus and Echinocactus

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  • a cactus of genus Ferocactus: unbranched barrel-shaped cactus having deep ribs with numerous spines and usually huge funnel-shaped plants followed closely by dry fruits
  • any cactus for the genus Echinocactus; strongly ribbed and extremely spiny; southwestern united states of america to Brazil