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  • n. Plural form of pitaya.


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  • They are the fruit of Hylocereus undatus and related species, known as pitayas in Spanish.

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  • Locals call some of the smaller cacti "pitayas," in reference to their sweet, pitaya fruit, "chilillos," referring to the tiny chile pepper-like fruit, or chivitos (literally, "little goats").

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  • Many bisnagas and pitayas (cacti), including species of the genera Mammilaria, Coryphantha, Echinocereus and Echinocactus, are common in desert areas.

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  • Cactus fruits, or tunas and pitayas, are great sweet desserts and snacks for those hot Mexican desert afternoons in the shade.

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  • When you see all the wondeful pitayas being sold on the street you will know the rains are not very far behind. esperanza

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  • Upon a table of polished balsam-wood stood several porous jars containing water; beside them, on a large silver waiter, were confections of several kinds; while heaped upon other dishes, also of solid silver, were fruits both of the tropic and temperate climes -- oranges, granadillas, limes, and pitayas, here brought together to tempt the appetite or assuage the thirst.

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