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pitahaya

[pit-uh-hahy-uh] /ˌpɪt əˈhaɪ ə/
noun
1.
any of several cacti of the genus Lemaireocereus and related genera, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, bearing edible fruit.
2.
the fruit of such a cactus.
Also, pitaya
[pi-tahy-uh] /pɪˈtaɪ ə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1750-1760
1750-60, Americanism; < American Spanish < Taino
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British Dictionary definitions for pitaya

pitahaya

/ˌpɪtəˈhaɪə/
noun
1.
any giant cactus of Central America and the SW United States, esp the saguaro
2.
Also called dragon fruit. the edible red pulpy fruit of such cacti, which has a mild sweet flavour
Word Origin
C18: Mexican Spanish, from Haitian Creole
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