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pit·a·hay·a(pĭt′ə-hī′ə) or pi·tay·a (pĭ-tī′ə)
a. Any of several cacti of the Americas that bear edible fruit, such as the saguaro.
b. The fruit of any of these plants.
2. See dragon fruit.
[American Spanish, from Taíno.]
1. (Botany) any giant cactus of Central America and the SW United States, esp the saguaro
2. (Botany) Also called: dragon fruit the edible red pulpy fruit of such cacti, which has a mild sweet flavour
[C18: Mexican Spanish, from Haitian Creole]
pit•a•ha•ya(ˌpɪt əˈhaɪ ə)
also pi•ta•ya(pɪˈtaɪ ə)
n., pl. -yas.
any of several cacti of the genus Lemaireocereus and related genera, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, bearing edible fruit.
[1750–60, Amer.; < American Spanish < Taino]
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|Noun||1.||pitahaya - cactus of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico having edible juicy fruit|
pitahaya - highly colored edible fruit of pitahaya cactus having bright red juice; often as large as a peach
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
|2.||pitahaya - highly colored edible fruit of pitahaya cactus having bright red juice; often as large as a peach|
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh