Definition of opuntioid in English:

opuntioid

Pronunciation /ə(ʊ)ˈpʌntɪɔɪd/ /ɒˈpʌntɪɔɪd/

adjective

Botany
  • Resembling an opuntia in structure. Later also: of or relating to the cactus subfamily Opuntioideae.

noun

Botany
  • A cactus of the subfamily Opuntioideae.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Miles Berkeley (1803–1889), Church of England clergyman and naturalist. From Opuntia + -oid.