cactus wren


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cactus \Cac"tus\, n.; pl. E. Cactuses, Cacti (-t[imac]).
   [L., a kind of cactus, Gr. ??????.] (Bot.)
   Any plant of the order Cactac[ae], as the prickly pear and
   the night-blooming cereus. See Cereus. They usually have
   leafless stems and branches, often beset with clustered
   thorns, and are mostly natives of the warmer parts of
   America.
   [1913 Webster]

   Cactus wren (Zool.), an American wren of the genus
      Campylorhynchus, of several species.
      [1913 Webster]
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