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  • n. Plural form of pitahaya.


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  • As the Seri have been assimilated, younger generations have already forgotten that pitahayas are even edible.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Silent dogs trotted in-and-out under the train, women, their faces wrapped in their blue rebozos, came to offer tortillas folded in a cloth to keep them warm, or pulque in an earthenware mug, or pieces of chicken smothered in red, thick, oily sauce; or oranges or bananas or pitahayas, anything.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • The great _pitahayas_ were in bloom, and their white flowers looked well against the ugly, stiff green branches.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)

  • In this surgical process our shirts suffered severely; but the skill of the hunter soothed our swelling limbs, and after a frugal dinner upon palm-nuts and pitahayas we stretched ourselves along the greensward, and were soon asleep.

    The Rifle Rangers

  • The huge pitahayas, gleaming in the red light, looked like columns of stone; and upon these the eyes of the cibolero were now turned.

    The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico

  • _Tunas_ and _pitahayas_ are fruits of different species of cactus.

    The White Chief A Legend of Northern Mexico

  • The biggest difficulty she has are blights that affect the pitahayas, or dragon fruits.

    Kiva Loans

  • Agradece a Afodenic por las oportunidades de crédito y asistencia técnica lo cual ha mejorado sus cultivos y ha establecido una manzana más de piña y ½ de pitahayas.

    Kiva Loans

  • He gives thanks to Afodenic for the opportunity of the loans he has previously taken out and technical assistance which he has used to improve his crops and establish another block of pineapples and half a block of pitahayas.

    Kiva Loans


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