Definition of Pitahaya

1. Noun. Cactus of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico having edible juicy fruit.

2. Noun. Highly colored edible fruit of pitahaya cactus having bright red juice; often as large as a peach.

Definition of Pitahaya

1. n. A cactaceous shrub (Cereus Pitajaya) of tropical America, which yields a delicious fruit.

Definition of Pitahaya

1. Noun. dragon fruit ¹

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Definition of Pitahaya

1. a cactus of southwestern U.S. and Mexico [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pitahaya

1. A cactaceous shrub (Cereus Pitajaya) of tropical America, which yields a delicious fruit. Origin: Sp, prob. From the native name. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitahaya

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pitahaya (current term)
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Literary usage of Pitahaya

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1. Mexican Petroleum: Description of Properties of the Pan American Petroleum by W. J. Archer (1922)
"La pitahaya, many miles north of Cerro Azul, which contains over 17000 acres of ... LA pitahaya. may be asked why this undeveloped land has not been tested. ..."

2. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1920)
"... This is sometimes called pitahaya, but it is more generally known in the Southwest by the Indian name of sahuaro or saguaro. ..."

3. Resources of the Pacific Slope: A Statistical and Descriptive Summary of the by John Ross Browne (1869)
"... thorny, and similar in shape to those of the pitahaya, but it is smaller, its fluting is wider, and its thorns are smaller and fewer ; the fruit, ..."

4. Cactaceœ of Northeastern and Central Mexico Together with a Synopsis of the by William Edwin Safford (1909)
"Lemaireocereus, as proposed by Britton and Rose, includes plants of widely different habits. Under this genus are placed the pitahaya agria (Cereus ..."

5. Useful wild plants of the United States and Canada by Charles Francis Saunders (1920)
"The fruit commonly goes by its Mexican name, pitahaya. It ripens in June and July, and somewhat resembles the tuna in form, with a juicy, seedy, ..."

6. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1869)
"turns away from it to the left to go up on the desert, where one finds one's self in a vast pitahaya forest—leafless, so that the eye can travel leagues—a ..."

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