biznaga

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic *bis(s)ináqa, from Latin pastinaca "parsnip, carrot".

Noun[edit]

biznaga f (plural biznagas)

  1. khella, toothpickweed (Ammi visnaga)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl huitznahuac "surrounded by thorns", from huitztli "thorn" + nahuac "near, around". Influenced by biznaga (Etymology 1).

Noun[edit]

biznaga f (plural biznagas)

  1. (Mexico) A generic name for several species of small, prickly cacti, especially barrel cacti.

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