Nopal meaning

nō-päl, nōpəl
Any of various cacti having edible stems, especially the prickly pears.
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The fleshy, oval, edible pad of such a cactus.
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Any of a genus (Nopalea) of cactuses with red flowers, esp. a tropical prickly pear (N. cochinellifera)
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A prickly pear cactus from the genus Opuntia, especially Opuntia cochinellifera.
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Origin of nopal

  • American Spanish from Nahuatl nohpalli

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish nopal, from Nahuatl nopalli (“Opuntia cactus"). Compare nopales.

    From Wiktionary