Pitaya

Dragon fruit

Selenicereus undatus

Synonyms:
Dragon Fruit
Pitaya (Wikipedia)
Longitudinal section of a ripe pitahaya
Pitaya at a market stall in Taiwan

A pitaya (/pɪˈt.ə/) or pitahaya (/ˌpɪtəˈh.ə/) is the fruit of several different cactus species indigenous to the Americas. Pitaya usually refers to fruit of the genus Stenocereus, while pitahaya or dragon fruit refers to fruit of the genus Selenicereus (formerly Hylocereus), both in the family Cactaceae. Dragon fruit is cultivated in Southeast Asia, India, United States, the Caribbean, Australia, Mesoamerica and throughout tropical and subtropical world regions.

Pitaya (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • pitahaya

Etymology

From American Spanish pitahaya, from Taíno [Term?].

Noun

pitaya (plural pitayas)

  1. The dragon fruit.

Translations

Anagrams

  • atypia

Cebuano

Alternative forms

  • pitahaya

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: pi‧ta‧ya

Noun

pitaya

  1. the dragon fruit

Dutch

Noun

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