nopal /ˈnəʊp(ə)l, ˈnəʊpal/

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I. noun

1. a cactus which is a major food plant of the bugs from which cochineal is obtained.

●Genus Nopalea, family Cactaceae: several species, in particular N. cochinellifera.
2. ( nopales) the edible fleshy pads of the nopal cactus, used in Mexican cuisine.
– origin mid 18th cent.: via French and Spanish from Nahuatl nopalli ‘cactus’.

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