nopales

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish nopales, plural of nopal (from Nahuatl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nopales (plural only)

  1. (plural only) The leaves of a prickly pear cactus, as used in Mexican cooking.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 441:
      After a day and a half's journey, El Espinero led Frank to a long-abandoned silver working, high over the plain, where nopales grew and lizards lay in the sun.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

nopales m pl

  1. plural form of nopal