chayote

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

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The papayas were still green; chayotes and nopales would come soon. Joe Mozingo, latimes.com, "One of L.A.'s oldest community gardens thrived for decades. Then the water wars began.," 4 June 2018 Vegetables: Boniato, calabaza, chayote, cherry tomatoes, dasheen, malanga, okra, roselle, southern peas, Seminole pumpkin, sweet cassava, sweet potatoes and yard-long beans. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "June in the garden," 26 May 2018 Vegetables: Calabaza, chayote, cherry tomato, collards, dasheen, lima bean, snap bean, Malabar spinach, malanga, New Zealand spinach, okra, hot pepper, roselle, Seminole pumpkin, Southern pea, sweet potato, tamarillo, yam and yard-long bean. 4. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "May in the garden," 28 Apr. 2018 Tlayuda, a beloved Oaxacan street snack, gets bright textural counterpoints from radicchio and chayote. New York Times, "A Buffalo, N.Y., Restaurant With Bona Fides From Acapulco, Quebec and Beyond," 28 Apr. 2018 The show lingers on excruciatingly beautiful close-ups of black truffle dim sum and chayote squash, then follows their creators into their messy homes and chaotic favorite markets. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Friday: ‘Lost in Space’ and ‘Chef’s Table’," 13 Apr. 2018 Or the Sea Salad with wakame, hijiki, chayote squash in hemp-miso vinaigrette. Linda Bladholm, miamiherald, "At this vegetarian gastropub you can have kombucha with your mushroom ‘ceviche’," 5 Oct. 2017 Harvest maturing chayotes, cocoyams, dasheens and gourds. 49. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "October gardening calendar," 30 Sep. 2017 Add the papaya and 1 cup water; cook for 10 minutes, then add the chayote and cook for 10 minutes, or until just crisp-tender. Philly.com, "Annie's Chicken Chayote Soup (Tinola)," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of chayote

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chayote

Spanish, from Nahuatl chayohtli

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