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May 23, 2012, 06:14 AM posted in I Have a Question

I learned the word 仙人掌(xiānrénzhǎng) today, but my dictionary has 霸王树 (bàwángshù). 

Is there a difference between these words? Is one used more than the other? Is it a regional thing?

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June 12, 2012, 08:49 AM

Hi, 仙人掌 have another name is 霸王树。

but, We  usually only say  仙人掌, rather than 霸王树。:)