Saguaro meaning

sə-gwärō, -wärō
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A very large cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) of the Sonoran Desert, having ribbed upward-curving branches, white funnel-shaped flowers, and edible red fruit.
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The fruit of this cactus.
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A giant cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) with a thick, spiny stem and white flowers, native to the SW U.S. and N Mexico.
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Carnegiea gigantea, a large cactus native to the Sonoran Desert and characterized by its "arms".
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Origin of saguaro

  • American Spanish saguaro, sahuaro of Uto-Aztecan, perhaps Piman, origin

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

  • From Mexican Spanish, from a Taracahitic Uto-Aztecan language, probably Mayo or Opata.

    From Wiktionary