Chayote meaning

chä-yōtā, -tĕ
A tropical American perennial vine (Sechium edule) having tuberous roots and cultivated for its green, pear-shaped fruit.
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The fruit of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
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A tropical American perennial vine (Sechium edule) of the gourd family, grown for its edible, fleshy, pear-shaped, single-seeded fruit.
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Sechium edule, a tropical American perennial herbaceous vine having tendrils, tuberous roots, and a green, pear-shaped fruit cooked as a vegetable.
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The fruit of this plant.
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Origin of chayote

  • Spanish from Nahuatl chayohtli

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

  • From Spanish chayote, from Classical Nahuatl chayohtli.

    From Wiktionary