mirliton

[ mir-li-ton; French meer-lee-tawn ]
/ ˈmɪr lɪˌtɒn; French mir liˈtɔ̃ /
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noun, plural mir·li·tons [mir-li-tonz; French meer-lee-tawn] /ˈmɪr lɪˌtɒnz; French mir liˈtɔ̃/.

Origin of mirliton

1810–20; < French: literally, reed-pipe
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mirliton

/ (ˈmɜːlɪtɒn) /

noun

another name (chiefly US) for chayote

Word Origin for mirliton

C19: French, literally: reed pipe, of imitative origin
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