Definition of Pitahaya cactus

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

Exact synonyms: Acanthocereus Pentagonus, Acanthocereus Tetragonus, Pitahaya
Terms within: Pitahaya
Generic synonyms: Cactus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitahaya Cactus

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pit of atlas for dens
pit of head of femur
pit of stomach
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pit stop
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pit vipers
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pita bread
pitahaya
pitahaya cactus (current term)
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pitapats
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Literary usage of Pitahaya cactus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Terry's Mexico: Handbook for Travellers by Thomas Philip Terry (1909)
"The pitahaya cactus (Cereus pitahaya) is an ever-present feature of the broad plains of Sonora (p. 80) and Lower California (p. ..."

2. Views of Nature: Or, Contemplations on the Sublime Phenomena of Creation by Alexander von Humboldt, Elise C. Otté, Henry George Bohn (1850)
"Near the foot of the Chimborazo, in the sandy table-land around Riobamba, I found a new species of Pitahaya (Cactus sepium), even at an elevation of 10660 ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1895)
"This species was also not uncommon along the coast and lower foothills as far as San Telmo at least, living in the thickets of pitahaya cactus (Cereus ..."

4. The scalp hunters; or, Romantic adventures in northern Mexico by Mayne Reid (1851)
"One species, the fruit of the pitahaya cactus, is exceedingly pleasant to the taste—not unlike strawberries, both in colour and flavour. Page 122. " CHILE. ..."

5. In the Land of Cave and Cliffdwellers by Frederick Schwatka (1899)
"... we could look far down into the valley of the Unique with our field glasses and see the great pitahaya cactus, a product of the tropical climes. ..."

6. Recent Exploring Expeditions to the Pacific and the South Seas, Under the by John Stilwell Jenkins (1853)
"... plums, peaches, oranges, limes, figs, and olives, thrive with great luxuriance, where they receive proper care and attention. The pitahaya (cactus ..."

7. Terry's Mexico: Handbook for Travellers by Thomas Philip Terry (1909)
"The pitahaya cactus (Cereus pitahaya) is an ever-present feature of the broad plains of Sonora (p. 80) and Lower California (p. ..."

8. Views of Nature: Or, Contemplations on the Sublime Phenomena of Creation by Alexander von Humboldt, Elise C. Otté, Henry George Bohn (1850)
"Near the foot of the Chimborazo, in the sandy table-land around Riobamba, I found a new species of Pitahaya (Cactus sepium), even at an elevation of 10660 ..."

9. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1895)
"This species was also not uncommon along the coast and lower foothills as far as San Telmo at least, living in the thickets of pitahaya cactus (Cereus ..."

10. The scalp hunters; or, Romantic adventures in northern Mexico by Mayne Reid (1851)
"One species, the fruit of the pitahaya cactus, is exceedingly pleasant to the taste—not unlike strawberries, both in colour and flavour. Page 122. " CHILE. ..."

11. In the Land of Cave and Cliffdwellers by Frederick Schwatka (1899)
"... we could look far down into the valley of the Unique with our field glasses and see the great pitahaya cactus, a product of the tropical climes. ..."

12. Recent Exploring Expeditions to the Pacific and the South Seas, Under the by John Stilwell Jenkins (1853)
"... plums, peaches, oranges, limes, figs, and olives, thrive with great luxuriance, where they receive proper care and attention. The pitahaya (cactus ..."

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