noun cha·yo·te \chī-ˈyō-tē, chē-, -(ˌ)tā\

Definition of CHAYOTE

:  the pear-shaped fruit of a West Indian annual vine (Sechium edule) of the gourd family that is widely cultivated as a vegetable; also :  the plant —called also chayote squash, christophene, mirliton

Origin of CHAYOTE

Spanish, from Nahuatl chayohtli
First Known Use: 1887

Rhymes with CHAYOTE


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