dragon fruit

or drag·on·fruit

[ drag-uhn froot ]

  1. a round or oval fruit produced by any of several cactus species, especially Selenicereus undatus, usually having red, pink, or yellow scaly skin and sweet white or red pulp filled with small black seeds.

Origin of dragon fruit

First recorded in 1960–65; probably a loan translation from a Southeast Asian language

Words Nearby dragon fruit

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British Dictionary definitions for dragon fruit

dragon fruit

  1. another name for pitahaya

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