Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any tall columnar cactus bearing edible fruit, as Cereus giganteus, the giant cactus, and C. Thurberi. Also pitajaya.
- n. dragon fruit
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A cactaceous shrub (Cereus Pitajaya) of tropical America, which yields a delicious fruit.
- n. highly colored edible fruit of pitahaya cactus having bright red juice; often as large as a peach
- n. cactus of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico having edible juicy fruit
“The dark red, spiny fruit of the organ cactus, the pitahaya is used in savory sauces or eaten fresh.”
The dark red, spiny fruit of the organ cactus, the pitahaya is used in savory sauces or eaten fresh. Esta es la fruta espinosa, de color rojo, del cactus órgano. Se utiliza en salsas saladas o para comerse fresca.
“pitahaya" (_Cereus giganteus_), with columnar shafts and straight upright arms, like the branches of gigantic candelabra; the echino-cacti, too -- those huge mammals of the vegetable world, resting their globular or egg-shaped forms, without trunk or stalk, upon the surface of the earth.”
“Especially impressive are some massive specimens of cardón, pitahaya (one reckoned to be more than 500 years old) and garambullo.”
“Preserves and marmalades of quince, figs and peaches, as well as the native pitahaya, are specialties of Durango.”
“Aguas are made from guava, pitahaya, pineapple, guarapo (sugar cane juice) and other local fruit.”
“They were evidently so enamored of the pitahaya cactus that they picked the seeds out of their feces and ate them again.”
“She looked at him once, then turned her back, sat down again, and took a pitahaya from the fruit plate.”
“Every fruit vendor in the tianguis worth her or his salt unfailingly offers a slice of apple, a wedge of watermelon, orange, tangerine, or grapefruit sections, to say nothing of mamey, banana, and pitahaya pieces (don´t you know what a pitahaya is?) and other gorgeous tropical delicacies that I don´t have a clue what their names are and can never get them straight, no matter how many times I ask.”
“But the most astonishing of these growths was the pitahaya (correct name saguarro), or gigantic columnar cactus, growing to a height of thirty to fifty feet, bearing the fruit on their crowns; a favourite fruit of the”
“The pitahaya, often more than thirty feet high and twelve to twenty-four inches diameter, is a fit companion for the”
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