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Noun: ocotillo  ,ow-ku'tee-yow
  1. Desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers
    - coachwhip, Jacob's staff, vine cactus, Fouquieria splendens

Derived forms: ocotillos

Type of: candlewood

Part of: Fouquieria, genus Fouquieria

Encyclopedia: Ocotillo, California