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🌵” meaning: cactus, desert Emoji

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🌵Meaning and Description

Let's venture into the desert with the "Cactus" emoji, also known as "🌵"!

The Cactus emoji is depicted as a light-green saguaro cactus with two side arms covered in spines. It's a symbol of resilience and survival, a nod to the plant's ability to thrive in the harshest of environments. While the design of the emoji remains fairly consistent across platforms, the shade of green and the number of spines may vary.

So, what's the meaning behind this desert dweller🌵? The Cactus emoji is often used to represent a cactus, desert climate, or nature in general. It can also symbolize resilience, endurance, and protection due to the cactus's ability to thrive in harsh conditions.

Let's not forget the cactus's prickly spines! They're nature's built-in defense mechanism, so it makes sense that 🌵 emoji also stands for protection or having your guard up. And for those with a green thumb for desert plants, the cactus emoji is a favorite when showcasing their collection of cacti and succulents or their desert-inspired decor🪴. In addition, if you're talking about areas like the American Southwest🤠 or parts of Mexico, where cacti are a common sight, the cactus emoji is your go-to sign.

💡Extended reading and popular science

The meaning of emoji symbol 🌵 is cactus, it is related to plant, it can be found in emoji category: "🐵 Animals & Nature" - "🌴 Other Plants".

Wikipedia: 🌵 Cactus
A cactus (plural cacti, cactuses, or less commonly, cactus) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family comprising about 127 genera with some 1750 known species of the order Caryophyllales. The word "cactus" derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος, kaktos, a name originally used by Theophrastus for a spiny plant whose identity is now not certain. Cacti occur in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Most cacti live in habitats subject to at least some drought. Many live in extremely dry environments, even being found in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth. Cacti show many adaptations to conserve water. Almost all cacti are succulents, meaning they have thickened, fleshy parts adapted to store water. Unlike many other succulents, the stem is the only part of most cacti where this vital process takes place. Most species of cacti have lost true leaves, retaining only spines, which are highly modified leaves. As well as defending against herbivores, spines help prevent water loss by reducing air flow close to the cactus and providing some shade. In the absence of leaves, enlarged stems carry out photosynthesis. Cacti are native to the Americas, ranging from Patagonia in the south to parts of western Canada in the north—except for Rhipsalis baccifera, which also grows in Africa and Sri Lanka. Cactus spines are produced from specialized structures called areoles, a kind of highly reduced branch. Areoles are an identifying feature of cacti. As well as spines, areoles give rise to flowers, which are usually tubular and multipetaled. Many cacti have short growing seasons and long dormancies, and are able to react quickly to any rainfall, helped by an extensive but relatively shallow root system that quickly absorbs any water reaching the ground surface. Cactus stems are often ribbed or fluted, which allows them to expand and contract easily for quick water absorption after rain, followed by long drought periods. Like other succulent plants, most cacti employ a special mechanism called "crassulacean acid metabolism" (CAM) as part of photosynthesis. Transpiration, during which carbon dioxide enters the plant and water escapes, does not take place during the day at the same time as photosynthesis, but instead occurs at night. The plant stores the carbon dioxide it takes in as malic acid, retaining it until daylight returns, and only then using it in photosynthesis. Because transpiration takes place during the cooler, more humid night hours, water loss is significantly reduced. Many smaller cacti have globe-shaped stems, combining the highest possible volume for water storage, with the lowest possible surface area for water loss from transpiration. The tallest free-standing cactus is Pachycereus pringlei, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 m (63 ft), and the smallest is Blossfeldia liliputiana, only about 1 cm (0.4 in) in diameter at maturity. A fully grown saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) is said to be able to absorb as much as 200 U.S. gallons (760 l; 170 imp gal) of water during a rainstorm. A few species differ significantly in appearance from most of the family. At least superficially, plants of the genus Pereskia resemble other trees and shrubs growing around them. They have persistent leaves, and when older, bark-covered stems. Their areoles identify them as cacti, and in spite of their appearance, they, too, have many adaptations for water conservation. Pereskia is considered close to the ancestral species from which all cacti evolved. In tropical regions, other cacti grow as forest climbers and epiphytes (plants that grow on trees). Their stems are typically flattened, almost leaf-like in appearance, with fewer or even no spines, such as the well-known Christmas cactus or Thanksgiving cactus (in the genus Schlumbergera). Cacti have a variety of uses: many species are used as ornamental plants, others are grown for fodder or forage, and others for food (particularly their fruit). Cochineal is the product of an insect that lives on some cacti. Many succulent plants in both the Old and New World – such as some Euphorbiaceae (euphorbias) – bear a striking resemblance to cacti, and may incorrectly be called "cactus" in common usage. 🔗 Cactus
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🌵Examples and Usage

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🔸 A cactus🌵 can store water for long periods of time.
🔸 At this community center, the cactus fruit🌵 are crushed to make juice and wine.

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🌵Popularity rating over time

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Date Range: 2019-02-17 - 2024-02-11
Update Time: 2024-02-17 18:06:51 UTC
🌵and in the last five years, the popularity of this emoji has undergone several large changes.In 2018 and 2019, the trend of its popularity converge.

🌵Basic Information

Emoji: 🌵
Shortname: cactus
Apple Name: cactus
Known as: Desert | Wild West
Codepoint: U+1F335 Copy
Shortcode: :cactus: Copy
Decimal: ALT+127797
Unicode Version: 6.0 (2010-10-11)
Emoji Version: 1.0 (2015-06-09)
Categories: 🐵 Animals & Nature
Sub Categories: 🌴 Other Plants
Keywords: cactus | plant

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🌵More Languages

Language Short Name & Link
Japanese🌵 サボテン
Croatian🌵 kaktus
German🌵 Kaktus
Italian🌵 cactus
Turkish🌵 kaktüs
Hindi🌵 कैक्टस
French🌵 cactus
Thai🌵 ตะบองเพชร
Persian🌵 کاکتوس
Vietnamese🌵 cây xương rồng