saguaro[sə gwär′ō, sə wär′ō]
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also sa·hua·ronoun pl. sa·gua·ros also sa·hua·ros
- A very large cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) of the southwest United States and northern Mexico, having ribbed upward-curving branches, white funnel-shaped flowers, and edible red fruit.
- The fruit of this cactus.
Origin: American Spanish, probably of Piman origin.