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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Other crops that won’t mind the summer heat and humidity include cherry tomatoes, southern peas, chayote squash, calabaza squash and sweet potatoes.
Lobina Chilena comes pan-seared in an epazote beurre blanc with mini heirloom tomatoes dotted with fragrant chimichurri sauce and a garlicky mash of chayote, an edible plant in the gourd family.
Start at the Publican Anker beer hall for a pint of local Forbidden Root and a dozen oysters before walking a few doors down to the Mexico meets American South Dove’s Luncheonette for smoked brisket with chayote squash.
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Origin and Etymology of chayote
Spanish, from Nahuatl chayohtli
First Known Use: 1887See Words from the same year
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