a giant cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) with a thick, spiny stem and white flowers, native to the SW U.S. and N Mexico
Origin of saguaroMexican Spanish ; from Piman name
- 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".