Chayote Definition

chä-yōtā, -tĕ
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.
American Heritage

Origin of Chayote

  • From Spanish chayote, from Classical Nahuatl chayohtli.

    From Wiktionary

  • Spanish from Nahuatl chayohtli

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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