Sechium

noun
Se·​chi·​um | \ˈsēkēəm\

Definition of Sechium 

: a genus of herbaceous vines (family Cucurbitaceae) having fruit with a single seed and yellow racemose flowers — see chayote

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History and Etymology for Sechium

New Latin, perhaps irregular from Greek sikyos cucumber

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