What does the word cactus mean?

Usage examples for cactus

  1. It was stationary for a moment, through sudden abatement of breeze, which sufficed to firmly entangle the string with a cactus plant on top of the opposite house. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  2. He was galloping along at a fair speed when he saw immediately in front of him a couple of bad patches of low bisnaga cactus. – The Boy With the U. S. Survey by Francis Rolt-Wheeler