saguaro

(Sp. model spelled same [sagwáro] or sahuaro [sawáro] < Cahita sahuo)
   OED: 1856. The famous giant cactus of the Southwest (Carnegiea gigantea), growing up to sixty feet in height, according to Blevins, and linked forever in the popular mind with cowboying. Many western movies shot in places like Old Tucson made ample use of this impressive plant in scenes depicting trail rides and desert locales. Islas and Santamaría both reference this term as a giant cactus native to northwestern Mexico and the southwestern United States. It also refers to the fruit of the cactus.
   Alternate forms: sagarro, sahuaro, suaro, suhuaro, suwarro.

Cowboy Talk. A Dictionary of Spanish Terms. . 2013.

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  • saguaro — saguaro. m. Méx. Planta de la familia de las Cactáceas, que crece en las regiones desérticas de México y el suroeste de los Estados Unidos de América, con flores blancas y fruto comestible. * * * Cacto de gran tamaño (Cereus giganteus o Carnegiea …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Saguaro —   [spanisch mexikanisch], der Riesenkaktus …   Universal-Lexikon

  • saguaro — type of large branching cactus of the N.Amer. desert, 1856, from Mexican Spanish, from Piman native name, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • saguaro — m. Méx. Planta de la familia de las Cactáceas, que crece en las regiones desérticas de México y el suroeste de los Estados Unidos de América, con flores blancas y fruto comestible …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • saguaro — ☆ saguaro [səwä′rōsə gwär′ō, sə wär′ō ] n. pl. saguaros [MexSp, after the Piman native name] a giant cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) with a thick, spiny stem and white flowers, native to the SW U.S. and N Mexico: also sahuaro [səwä′rō] …   English World dictionary

  • Saguaro — This article is about the cactus. For the Palm OS software, see Saguaro (Palm OS). For the baseball team, see Surprise Saguaros. Saguaro Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Saguaro — Carnegiea gigantea …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saguaro — Carnegiea gigantea Carnegiea gigantea Systematik Ordnung: Nelkenartige (Caryophyllales) Familie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • saguaro — /seuh gwahr oh, wahr oh/, n., pl. saguaros. a tall, horizontally branched cactus, Carnegiea (or Cereus) gigantea, of Arizona and neighboring regions, yielding a useful wood and bearing an edible fruit: still locally common, though some… …   Universalium

  • saguaro — Suwarrow Su*war row, n. (Bot.) The giant cactus ({Cereus giganteus}); so named by the Indians of Arizona. Called also {saguaro}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saguaro — sa·guà·ro s.m. TS bot.com. gigantesco cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) che produce un frutto commestibile a forma di pera e che, immagazzinando grandi quantità d acqua nel tallo, evita il disseccamento totale dell ambiente arido in cui vive {{line}}… …   Dizionario italiano

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