saguaro

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English[edit]

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saguaro

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Etymology[edit]

From Mexican Spanish, from a Taracahitic Uto-Aztecan language, probably Yaqui, Mayo or Opata.[1]

Noun[edit]

saguaro (plural saguaros)

  1. Carnegiea gigantea, a large cactus native to the Sonoran Desert and characterized by its "arms".
    • 1858, George Engelmann, Cactaceae of the Boundary, C. giganteus, page 42:
      The Suwarrow or Saguaro of the natives.
    • 1870, William Abraham Bell, New Tracks in North America: A Journal of Travel and Adventure Whilst Engaged in the Survey for a Southern Railroad to the Pacific Ocean During 1867-8:
      The Pitella (pronounced Pitayo) and the Saguaro are the most prized.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ saguaro” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

saguaro m (plural saguaros)

  1. saguaro (a large species of cactus of the Sonoran Desert)

Spanish[edit]

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saguaro

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sa̠ˈwa̠.ɾo̞]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Mayo or Opata.

Noun[edit]

saguaro m (plural saguaros)

  1. saguaro (a large species of cactus of the Sonoran Desert)

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