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cactus , i, m., = κάκτος,
I.a prickly plant with edible stalks, etc., found in Sicily, Spanish artichoke: Cynara cardunculus, Linn.; Plin. 21, 16, 57, § 97.—
II. Trop., any thing thorny, unpleasant: “eradicato omni cacto et rubo subdolae familiaritatis,Tert. Pall. 2 fin.
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