pitahaya

noun pit·a·haya \ ˌpitəˈhīə \
variants: or pitaya \pə̇ˈtīə\

Definition of pitahaya

plural -s
1 : any of several cacti (as Lemaireocereus thurberi or Acanthocereus pentagonus) of the southwestern U.S. and adjacent Mexico that have edible juicy fruits; especially : saguaro
2 : the highly colored fruit of a pitahaya that often is as large as a peach and has bright red juice

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Origin and Etymology of pitahaya

Spanish, from Taino pitahaya


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