no·pal (nō-päl, nōpəl)
n. pl. no·pal·es (-pälĕs) also no·pals (-pəlz)
1. Any of various cacti having edible stems, especially the prickly pears.
2. The fleshy, oval, edible pad of such a cactus.
[American Spanish, from Nahuatl nohpalli.]
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