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.
[Spanish, prickly pear plant, prickly pear pad, from Nahuatl nohpalli, of Proto-Uto-Aztecan origin; compare Cahuilla navet, Tohono O'odham nav, Hopi návu, and Northern Paiute nabu.]
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