choyote
Chayote Cha"yo"te 1. a tropical West Indian vine ({Sechium edule}) of the gourd family, which bears small white flowers and produces an edible fruit. [PJC]

2. the edible fruit of the {chayote[1]} vine, having a pear shape with a furrowed skin, and usually green or white. It is also called {choyote}, {christophene}, {mirliton}, and {vegetable pear} [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • choyote — /choy oh tee/, n. chayote. * * * …   Universalium

  • choyote — /choy oh tee/, n. chayote …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chayote — Cha yo te 1. a tropical West Indian vine ({Sechium edule}) of the gourd family, which bears small white flowers and produces an edible fruit. [PJC] 2. the edible fruit of the {chayote[1]} vine, having a pear shape with a furrowed skin, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • christophene — Chayote Cha yo te 1. a tropical West Indian vine ({Sechium edule}) of the gourd family, which bears small white flowers and produces an edible fruit. [PJC] 2. the edible fruit of the {chayote[1]} vine, having a pear shape with a furrowed skin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mirliton — Chayote Cha yo te 1. a tropical West Indian vine ({Sechium edule}) of the gourd family, which bears small white flowers and produces an edible fruit. [PJC] 2. the edible fruit of the {chayote[1]} vine, having a pear shape with a furrowed skin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sechium edule — Chayote Cha yo te 1. a tropical West Indian vine ({Sechium edule}) of the gourd family, which bears small white flowers and produces an edible fruit. [PJC] 2. the edible fruit of the {chayote[1]} vine, having a pear shape with a furrowed skin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vegetable pear — Chayote Cha yo te 1. a tropical West Indian vine ({Sechium edule}) of the gourd family, which bears small white flowers and produces an edible fruit. [PJC] 2. the edible fruit of the {chayote[1]} vine, having a pear shape with a furrowed skin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chayote — /chuy oh tee/, n. 1. a tropical American vine, Sechium edule, of the gourd family, having triangular leaves and small, white flowers. 2. the green or white, furrowed, usually pear shaped, edible fruit of this plant. Also, choyote. Also called… …   Universalium

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