A tropical American perennial vine (Sechium edule) of the gourd family, grown for its edible, fleshy, pear-shaped, single-seeded fruit.
Webster's New World
The fruit of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
Origin of Chayote
From Spanish chayote, from Classical Nahuatl chayohtli.
Spanish from Nahuatl chayohtli
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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