Definition of pitahaya in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpidəˈhīə/


1Any tall cactus of Mexico and the southwestern US, in particular the saguaro.
1.1The edible fruit of a pitahaya cactus.
Example sentences
  • The pitahaya season in San Diego goes from October 1 to around mid-November.
  • Pitahaya are being grown commercially in South America, Central America and in Israel
  • And the fruit of the prickly pear, the pitahayas - what do they contain?


Late 18th century: from Spanish, from Haitian Creole.

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Syllabification: pit·a·ha·ya

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