Is cacti plural

Is “cacti” plural?

That is what my field guide says it is.
“CACTI of the Southwest” by W.
Hubert Earle, Director Emeritus from the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
Granted, it is originally from 1963.
But the book was revised and went into second print in 1986.
Here I read that “cactus” actually is derived from Greek and describes a kind of a thistle – a spiny plant.
The old word for cactus used to be “Melon thistle” if you translate it literally from German.
Germany used to be THE hotbed for cactus collection and classification, even some prince collected them and travelled to the places where they live to do some botanical work.

the question was – Is cacti plural?
Yesterday, it is.
The singular is ‘cactus.
' The form ‘cacti' is a Latin plural.
Thanks for the A2A.

Is “cacti” plural?

That is what my field guide says it is.
“CACTI of the Southwest” by W.
Hubert Earle, Director Emeritus from the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.
Granted, it is originally from 1963.
But the book was revised and went into second print in 1986.
Here I read that “cactus” actually is derived from Greek and describes a kind of a thistle – a spiny plant.
The old word for cactus used to be “Melon thistle” if you translate it literally from German.
Germany used to be THE hotbed for cactus collection and classification, even some prince collected them and travelled to the places where they live to do some botanical work.

the question was – Is cacti plural?
Yesterday, it is.
The singular is ‘cactus.
' The form ‘cacti' is a Latin plural.
Thanks for the A2A.

Updated: 09.07.2019 — 7:03 pm

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