[ US /ˈtʃɑɫə/ ]
[ UK /kˈɒlɐ/ ]
  1. arborescent cacti having very spiny cylindrical stem segments; southwestern United States and Mexico
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How To Use cholla In A Sentence

  • Amidst cholla and saguaro and sun-blistered projections of rock so bleak they might have confounded the Buddha himself. The Silence
  • Scattered among the huge club-shaped columns of the saguaro is the cholla, the next largest of the cactuses. The Western United States A Geographical Reader
  • And so much the more, a little while after, there comes one and tells them by word of mouth, that there were several Schollars, which were playing some antick tricks in the night; and amongst some others both their Son and their Cousin were apprehended, and at this very present sad accusations were brought in against them. The Ten Pleasures of Marriage and the Second Part, The Confession of the New Married Couple
  • The vegetation is a mix of grasses, annual herbs and isolated patches of mesquite, cholla, ephedra and yucca.
  • Less than an hour west of Tucson, coasting down State Highway 86 before reaching Kitt Peak and the Baboquivari Mountains, a small hill rises from the cholla, saguaro, and mesquite dotting the landscape.
  • Their vernacular names suggest how they command our attention: elephant tree, boojum, jumping cholla, creeping devil, and shindagger. Adaptations of desert plants
  • Marrow like lace, piece of a skull, upturned cup, fingerbones scattered like corn and ribs interlaced like cholla. Pony Positive Day Two
  • Residential development on bajadas is eliminating the habitat of bajadas-dependent species such as cholla cacti (Opuntia) and columnar cacti such as saguaro. Sonoran desert
  • There first at the foot-ball he equalled any one that played; but in handleing his piece, in chargeing and dischargeing, he was so ready, and shott so near the marke, that he farre surpassed all his fellow schollars, and became a teacher of that art to them before the thretteenth year of his oune age. Old Mortality
  • We are rich with saguaros, prickly pear, and cholla cacti, and paloverde, and mesquite trees.
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