how to pronounce cactus


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cactus is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of cactus in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… hey late cactus and tumbleweed …”

meanings of cactus


  1. Any succulent plant with a thick fleshy stem bearing spines but no leaves, such as euphorbs.
  2. Any member of the family Cactaceae, a family of flowering New World succulent plants suited to a hot, semi-desert climate.


  1. A city in Texas.
  2. An unincorporated community in California.


  1. Non-functional, broken, exhausted, dead.

cactus frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cactus occurs in english on average 2.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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