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- A night-blooming climbing cactus (Hylocereus undatus) native to Mexico and Central America, cultivated in tropical regions for its edible fruit.
- The fruit of this plant, having red skin covered with large scales and white or pink flesh containing small black seeds. Also called In both senses also called pitahaya .
Origin of dragon fruitPerhaps partial translation of Chinese terms such as Mandarin hu&ocaron;lónggu&ocaron; fire dragon fruit (so called from the appearance of the pads and fruit of the cacti) hu&ocaron;lóng fire dragon ( hu&ocaron; fire ) ( lóng dragon ) gu&ocaron; fruit