saguaro[sə gwär′ō, sə wär′ō]
A saguaro cactus.
- A very large cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) of the Sonoran Desert, having ribbed upward-curving branches, white funnel-shaped flowers, and edible red fruit.
- The fruit of this cactus.
Origin of saguaroAmerican Spanish saguaro, sahuaro, of Uto-Aztecan, perhaps Piman, origin.
- Carnegiea gigantea, a large cactus native to the Sonoran Desert and characterized by its "arms".