chayote
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Nahuatl chayohtli Date: 1887 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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