any of several cacti of the genus Selenicereus and related genera, of the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America, bearing edible round or oval fruit usually having scaly skin and sweet pulp filled with seeds.
the fruit of any of several cacti of the genus Selenicereus and related genera.
- Compare pitaya.
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How to use pitahaya in a sentence
Besides corn, they manufacture and sell a syrup extracted from the pitahaya.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
We plucked the pears of the pitahaya, and ate them greedily; we found service-berries, yampo, and roots of the “pomme blanche.”The Scalp Hunters | Mayne Reid
When he shot through pitahaya on his return trip, however, he saw that the car was going at a terrific rate of speed.The Broncho Rider Boys with Funston at Vera Cruz | Frank Fowler
And hang on they did until they dashed past the little station of pitahaya and after several minutes began to slow down.The Broncho Rider Boys with Funston at Vera Cruz | Frank Fowler
Their molasses, put up in large jars, hermetically sealed, is expressed from the fruit of the pitahaya.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man | Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for pitahaya
any giant cactus of Central America and the SW United States, esp the saguaro
Also called: dragon fruit the edible red pulpy fruit of such cacti, which has a mild sweet flavour
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