Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A night-blooming climbing cactus (Hylocereus undatus) native to Mexico and Central America, cultivated in tropical regions for its edible fruit.
  • noun The fruit of this plant, having red skin covered with large scales and white or pink flesh containing small black seeds.

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  • noun The fruit of certain cacti of the genus Hylocereus, cultivated in Southeast Asia and Central and South America, having cerise-pink or yellow coloured skin and a white or pink sweet fleshy interior with black seeds.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps partial translation of Chinese terms such as Mandarin huǒlóngguǒ, fire dragon fruit (so called from the appearance of the pads and fruit of the cacti) : huǒlóng, fire dragon (huǒ, fire + lóng, dragon) + guǒ, fruit.]

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