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- (archaic) The prickly pear.
1809, James Grey Jackson, An Account of the Empire of Marocco, page 77:
- The Indian fig is very different from other figs; when ripe, it is of an oval form, and of a colour inclining to yellow; it has a thick succulent rind, so covered with fine sharp prickles, as to render gloves, or some other substitute necessary, when peeling it.
prickly pear — see prickly pear