Definitions for "Prickly pear"
Keywords:  cactus, cacti, opuntia, pear, spiny
The fruit of a type of cactus containing yellow or pink edible seeds with a sweet and mild flavour; care needs to be taken when handling this fruit as the prickly needles in the skin can stick into your hands.
( Opuntia sp.)-several species of cacti with flat stems and oval, flat, leaf-like pads. Prickly pears grow in semiarid and arid western North America. The fruits of the cactus are offen referred to as "tunas."
cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species; often used as food for stock