a tropical American vine, Sechium edule, of the gourd family, having triangular leaves and small, white flowers.
the green or white, furrowed, usually pear-shaped, edible fruit of this plant.
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Origin of chayote
1885–90, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl chayohtli
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The chayote was not cultivated in Cayenne ten years ago.1353 Nothing indicates an ancient cultivation in Brazil.Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle
a tropical American cucurbitaceous climbing plant, Sechium edule, that has edible pear-shaped fruit enclosing a single enormous seed
the fruit of this plant, which is cooked and eaten as a vegetable
Word Origin for chayote
from Spanish, from Nahuatl chayotli
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