Definition of organ pipe cactus in US English:

organ pipe cactus


  • A large cactus native to the southwestern US, having columnar stems or branches and typically flowering at night.

    Several species in the family Cactaceae, including Lemaireocereus marginatus and Cereus thurberi

    • ‘Most of the organ pipe cactus in the United States are found within the monument's borders.’
    • ‘The Organ Pipe Cactus (Stenocereus thurberi) is a species of cactus native to Mexico.’
    • ‘Due to their high triterpene glycoside content, agria and organ pipe cacti have the highest sugar content.’
    • ‘Rising above them, mountains climbed past saguaro and organ pipe cactus to fields of snow so peaceful that he kept riding only to reach them as the trail ascended toward the distant passes.’
    • ‘During this period, the species feeds on the nectar and pollen of flowering saguaros and organ pipe cactus, contributing to the successful pollination of these succulents.’