Definition of pitahaya in English:

pitahaya

noun

  • 1Any tall cactus of Mexico and the south-western US, in particular the saguaro.

    1. 1.1 The edible fruit of a pitahaya cactus.
      • ‘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?’
      • ‘The pitahaya season in San Diego goes from October 1 to around mid-November.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

pitahaya

/ˌpɪtəˈhʌɪə/