Definition of Pitanga
1. Noun. Brazilian tree with spicy red fruit; often cultivated in California and Florida.
Group relationships: Eugenia, Genus Eugenia
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
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Literary usage of Pitanga
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"In the notes made by one of the writers on Christmas Day, 1913, the following paragraph appears: "The people use pitanga branches to decorate carts, ..."
2. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"The name pitanga which is used throughout Brazil was applied to this fruit by the Tupi Indians, who inhabited Brazil at the time of its discovery by ..."