Chayote

group of raw, fresh and organic chayote, whole and sliced on rustic wooden table

Sechium edule

Synonyms:
Mirliton, Choko
Chayote (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Spanish chayote, from Classical Nahuatl chayohtli.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /tʃɑˈjoʊti/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtʃeɪəʊti/

Noun

chayote (countable and uncountable, plural chayotes)

  1. Sechium edule, a tropical American perennial herbaceous vine having tendrils, tuberous roots, and a green, pear-shaped fruit cooked as a vegetable.
    Synonym: mirliton
  2. The fruit of this plant.

Synonyms

  • choko, chocho, christophine, vegetable
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