nopal \no"pal\ (?), n. [mexican nopalli.] (bot.) a cactaceous plant (nopalea cochinellifera), originally mexican, on which the cochineal insect feeds, and from which it is collected. the name is sometimes given to other species of cactace?.
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English to English translation of nopal
A cactaceous plant (Nopalea cochinellifera), originally Mexican, on which the cochineal insect feeds, and from which it is collected. The name is sometimes given to other species of Cactaceae.
(n.) = nopal, chumbera. Ex: Restrictions for the cultivation of crops that are known to accumulate heavy metals (i.e. nopal, onions, garlic, lettuce, potatoes, beets, and turnips) should be considered.