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Definition of the noun cactus

What does cactus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cacti / cactuses (less preferred form) / cactus (less preferred form)

  1. any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines

Definition of the adjective cactus

What does cactus mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [Australia, slang] Non-functional, broken, exhausted.


  1. Cactus is an American hard rock band, formed in 1969.
  2. Cactus is an Indian Bangla rock band from Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Since inception they have recorded four full-length studio albums and have performed over 2500 concerts across India & abroad.
  3. Cactus is a musical group.
    • also known as Le Cactus des Grands-Fonds de Sainte-Anne
    • album: "Pikan a Nwèl"

There are other groups with in their name, like Cactus's, Cactus Jack, Cactus Rain, Cactus Cream, Cactus Patch, Cactus Pears, Happy Cactus, Family Cactus, Cactus Fossils, People of Cactus, Blue Cactus Choir, Cactus World News and The New Cactus Band.


  1. Cactus a.k.a. Mike Gordon is a bass guitar player and vocalist most recognized as a founding member and bassist for the rock band Phish. In addition to bass, Gordon is an accomplished banjo player, and is proficient at piano, and guitar. He is also a filmmaker and author. He has released four solo studio albums.
  2. Cactus a.k.a. Cactus Moser is a bassist, singer and a member of the musical group Highway 101.

There are other people with in their name, like Cactus Mack, Cactus Pryor, Cactus Pete Piersanti, Taylor "Cactus Mack" Mcpeters.


  1. "Cactus" is a song by the American alternative rock band Pixies, and is the eighth track on their 1988 album Surfer Rosa. It was written and sung by the band's frontman Black Francis and produced by Steve Albini.
  2. "Cactus": Cactus is the first album by the American hard rock band Cactus, released in 1970 under the Atco label. It includes original songs as well as cover of Mose Allison's version of a blues standard, "Parchman Farm" and another one, Willie Dixon's "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover".
  3. "Cactus" is a musical album of Jolly Roger.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  4. "Cactus" is a musical album of Trio François Bourassa.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  5. "Cactus" is a composition.
  6. "Cactus" is a musical album of Cactus.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  7. "Cactus" is a musical EP of The Vacuum Cleaners.
    • released in (24 years ago)


  1. "Cactus" is a 1986 Australian drama film directed by Paul Cox and starring Isabelle Huppert.
  2. "Cactus" is a 2008 Australian mystery-thriller film, it is the directing debut for Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan.


  1. Cactus is the name of a Luxembourg supermarket business. It is one of Luxembourg’s leading family-run businesses, known for food and general "quality of life" stores of several sizes using the brands Cactus, Supercactus, Cactus marché and CactusShoppi. The group also operates speciality shops selling items such as flowers or CDs. As of 1 January 2011, Cactus is Luxembourg's third largest employer.
  2. Cactus a.k.a. America West Airlines was a U.S. airline headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. Their main hub was at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, with a secondary hub at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. The airline became part of the US Airways Group after a merger in 2005. America West was the second largest low-cost carrier in the US after Southwest Airlines and served approximately 100 destinations in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Service to Europe was provided through codeshare partners. In March 2005, the airline operated a fleet of 140 aircraft, with a single maintenance base at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix.
    • also known as US AIRWAYS INC, USAIR INC
  3. Cactus was a UK record label that found most of its success with music from the reggae genre in the mid 1970s.
  4. Cactus is a record label.


  1. Cactus is a city in Moore County, Texas, United States, along U.S. Route 287. The population was 2,538 at the 2000 census.
  2. Cactus a.k.a. Cactus, California: Cactus is an unincorporated community in Imperial County, California. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 4.5 miles northwest of Ogilby, at an elevation of 394 feet.

There are other places with in their name, like Cactus Hill, Cactus Springs, Cactus Theater, The Cactus Garden and Cactus Shadows High School.


  1. CACTUS was a ground based Air Cherenkov Telescope located outside Daggett, California, near Barstow. It was originally a solar power plant called Solar Two, but was converted to an observatory starting in 2001. The first astronomical observations started in the fall of 2004. However, the facility had its last observing runs in November 2005 as funds for observational operations from the National Science Foundation were no longer available. The facility was operated by the University of California, Davis but owned by Southern California Edison. It was demolished in 2009.
  2. Cactus is a 1998 Iranian satirical TV series directed by Mohammad Reza Honarmand. Various actors played in the series including Fathali Oveisi, Khosrow Shakibai, Reza Fieze Norouzi, Rasool Najafian, Soroosh Sehhat and Zohreh Mojabi. Cactus was aired in three parts between 1998 to 2002.
  3. Cactus is a 2013 Telly Award winner.
    • award:
      • Telly Award for Internet/Online Video Online Video - Entertainment - "Legend of Your Dad (Colorado Lottery)"
      • Telly Award for Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable Commercial - Public Service - "Man Therapy"
      • Telly Award for Internet/Online Video Online Video - Entertainment - "Lucky Leprechaun"
    • official website:
  4. Cactus is an educational institution, school.

Phrases with Cactus

Phrases starting with the word Cactus:

  1. Cactus cat
  2. cactus wren
  3. Cactus Apple
  4. Cactus Flies
  5. Cactus Mitis
  6. cactus mouse
  7. Cactus Scale
  8. Cactus Wrens

Phrases ending with the word Cactus:

  1. Dog Cactus
  2. Top Cactus
  3. crab cactus
  4. Leaf Cactus
  5. Moon Cactus
  6. Rose Cactus
  7. Star Cactus
  8. tree cactus
  9. Tuna Cactus
  10. vine cactus
  11. Acuna Cactus
  12. Crown Cactus

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cactus

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Google previewThe Maya Book of Life (2011)

Understanding the Xultun Tarot by Michael Owen

The San Pedro cactus is a hallucinogenic “teacher plant” that heals the afflictions of the soul. The spirit of the plant teaches us, through our...

Google previewEclectic Review (1902)

"Cactus is an excellent remedy for that peculiar individual the "cigarette fiend," and for that other man (or woman, for we have...

Cactus is a remedy for some cases of impotency and sexual exhaustion, whether it be due to nerve exhaustion , the ...

Google previewRichfield Field Office Resource Management Plan (2008)

Environmental Impact Statement

Wright Fishhook Cactus Wright fishhook cactus is a federally listed endangered plant that occurs in Emery, Sevier, and Wayne ...

Google previewFormal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics (2000)

12th International Conference, FPSAC '00, Moscow, Russia, June 2000, Proceedings by Daniel Krob

A non-rooted cactus is an equivalence class of the rooted cacti under the conjugation by the long cycle c = (1, 2, . . . , n).

Google previewSan Xavier Development Project, Construction and Operation (1989)

Environmental Impact Statement

The following are species descriptions of the Federally-listed and Candidate Category 1 species identified by FWS: -- Nichol's turk's head cactus is a small barrel cactus, consistin of one to several spherical to cylindrical stems (up to 15 inches ...

Google previewMedical Century (1907)

by Willis Alonzo Dewey

Cactus is a heart remedy but not a drug that will cure organic heart disease. Here the...

Google previewThe Lonesome Star (2010)

A Story about Texas by Karen Latchana Kenney

Prickly Pear The prickly pear cactus is the official Texas state plant.

Google previewProfessional Jakarta Struts (2004)

by James Goodwill, Richard Hightower

Cactus is a framework that extends JUnit. It allows you to test Web components inside the J2EE container. If you haven't already, you should adopt a process in which you test all of your code. Some experts advocate a test-driven approach in ...

Google previewLife Fit (2000)

Activities to Foster an Active Lifestyle by Jane Bourke, Judy Gabrovec

Draw one of these plants and label the parts using the names below: flowers stem leaves roots Cactus A cactus is a special type of plant that can survive in desert areas with very ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science (2000)

by John F. Mongillo, Linda Zierdt-Warshaw

Some cacti, such as the night- blooming cereus and the endangered Chisos Mountain hedgehog cactus, also produce beautiful flowers. Many cacti, such as the night- blooming cereus and the peyote, contain chemicals that are used to make ...

Google previewThe Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants, Revised (2013)

A Practical Guide to Creating Healing, Protection, and Prosperity using Plants, Herbs, and Flowers by Susan Gregg

san pedro cactus will: Remind you of the divine presence in everything, Help you heal your mind, body, and spirit connection, Bring good luck, Attract abundance □ the plant: San Pedro Cactus is a fast-growing columnar cactus native to the ...

Google previewThe Ultimate Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters (2015)

An A - Z Book of Tips and Tricks the Official Guides Don't Teach You by Megan Miller

A simple automatic cactus farm, with blocks above the cacti. Cactus blocks pop off as the cactigrow, and water flows bring the cactus to hoppers attached to chests. The explosion from a charged creeper is more powerful than ...

Google previewAn Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language (1910)

CACTACEAE (Cactus Family).— The cactuses are designated as q6sh, or whosh , thorn, spine. The ribs are called bit'a, leaves, and these are either round, nfimasi , or, as in the spreading or prostrate species, ntqéli numasigi, wide- roundish.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (2017)

by Michael A. Mares

Cactus flowers, which are usually solitary, sessile, and bisexual, with an inferior ovary, blossom in rose, crimson, purple, yellow, or orange. Some of the largest flowers of this family bloom at night, such as those of the saguaro, Carnegiea.

Google previewThe Practitioner's Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies (2014)

The Definitive Guide to All Flower Essences, their Making and Uses by Clare G. Harvey

Pre-Cancerous Emotional State: Release Cactus (AK); Dagger Hakea, Southern Cross, Sturt Desert Rose (FE Aus); Clearing Blockages, Clearing Energy Fields, Clearing Inner Pathways, Manifesting Thought Forms, Shadow Cactus (DL); ...

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names (2004)

by Urs Eggli, Leonard E. Newton

spine, spiny plant, cactus; ...

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I have learned the difference between a cactus and a caucus. On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside. (Mo Udall)
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Scrabble value of C3A1C3T1U1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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