biznaga

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Andalusian Arabic [script needed] (*bis(s)ináqa), from Latin pastināca (parsnip, carrot).

Noun[edit]

biznaga f (plural biznagas)

  1. khella, toothpickweed (Ammi visnaga)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing 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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