Definition of pitahaya in English:


Syllabification: pit·a·ha·ya
Pronunciation: /ˌpitəˈhīə


  • 1Any tall cactus of Mexico and the southwestern US, in particular the saguaro.
  • 1.1The edible fruit of a pitahaya cactus.
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    • 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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