cholla

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English[edit]

Cholla cactus

Etymology[edit]

Spanish.

Noun[edit]

cholla ‎(plural chollas)

  1. Any of several species of cactus in the genus Cylindropuntia, having very spiny, cylindrical stem segments.
    • 2009 February 26, Karen Crouse, “Woods Returns as He Left: A Winner”[1], New York Times:
      On the front nine, Jones stuck to Woods like a cholla cactus.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Old French cholle ‎(head), from a Germanic origin (compare English keel).

Noun[edit]

cholla f ‎(plural chollas)

  1. cholla (cactus)
  2. reason, understanding
  3. (colloquial) head

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