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Meaning of "chayote" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHAYOTE

From Spanish, from Nahuatl chayotli.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHAYOTE

chayote  [tʃɑːˈjəʊteɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHAYOTE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chayote is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHAYOTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chayote

Chayote, also known as christophene or christophine, cho-cho, mirliton or merleton, chuchu, Cidra, Guatila, Centinarja, Pipinola, pear squash, vegetable pear, chouchoute, choko, güisquil, Labu Siam, Ishkus or Chowchow, Pataste, Tayota, Sayote is an edible plant belonging to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, along with melons, cucumbers and squash. Chayote is originally native to Mexico where it grows abundantly and has little commercial value. It has been introduced as a crop all over Latin America, and worldwide. The main growing regions are Brazil, Costa Rica and Veracruz, Mexico. Costa Rican chayotes are predominantly exported to the European Union, whereas Veracruz is the main exporter of chayotes to the United States. The word chayote is a Spanish derivative of the Nahuatl word chayohtli. Chayote was one of the many foods introduced to Europe by early explorers, who brought back a wide assortment of botanical samples.

Definition of chayote in the English dictionary

The definition of chayote in the dictionary is a tropical American cucurbitaceous climbing plant, Sechium edule, that has edible pear-shaped fruit enclosing a single enormous seed. Other definition of chayote is the fruit of this plant, which is cooked and eaten as a vegetable.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHAYOTE


aguacate
ˌɑːɡwəˈkɑːteɪ
andante
ænˈdænteɪ
camote
kæˈməʊteɪ
cenote
sɪˈnəʊteɪ
chicalote
ˌtʃiːkɑːˈləʊteɪ
frate
ˈfrɑːteɪ
homestay
ˈhəʊmˌsteɪ
jete
ʒəˈteɪ
latte
ˈlæteɪ
Leyte
ˈleɪteɪ
mainstay
ˈmeɪnˌsteɪ
namaste
ˌnʌməsˈteɪ
Obote
ɒˈbəʊteɪ
picante
pɪˈkɑːnteɪ
picote
ˈpiːkəʊteɪ
short-stay
ˈʃɔːtˌsteɪ
stay
steɪ
tay
teɪ
Timor-Leste
ˈtiːmɔˈlɛsteɪ
vivamente
ˌviːvɑːˈmɛnteɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHAYOTE

chauvinist pig
chauvinistic
chauvinistically
chav
Chavannes
chavender
chavette
Chavez
chavian
chavish
chavtastic
chaw
chawbacon
chawdron
chawer
chawk
chay
chayroot
chazan
chazanim

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHAYOTE

akaryote
cote
coyote
denote
endnote
eucaryote
eukaryote
Grote
keynote
note
peyote
procaryote
prokaryote
promote
quote
remote
rote
tote
vote
wrote

Synonyms and antonyms of chayote in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chayote» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHAYOTE

Find out the translation of chayote to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

佛手瓜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chayote
570 millions of speakers

English

chayote
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

chayote
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

chayote
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чайот
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chuchu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

chayote
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chayote
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chayote
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

chayote
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ハヤトウリ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

차요 테
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chayote
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

su su
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சவுச்சவ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चाटो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

chayote
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chayote
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kolczoch
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чайот
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chayote
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

chayote
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

chayote
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

chayote
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

chayote
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chayote

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHAYOTE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHAYOTE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chayote

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHAYOTE»

Discover the use of chayote in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chayote and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Specialty and Minor Crops Handbook
Mirliton, Vegetable Pear • 37 The chayote plant has climbing vines and leaves that resemble those of cucumber. The plant is a perennial in the tropics, where stems have tendrils and can grow 50 feet long. The plant produces separate male ...
Claudia Myers, 1998
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Vegetables
Chayote is self-compatible; single plants show good fruit set and there are no clear inbreeding symptoms. In addition, parthenocarpy has been reported. Chayote is a renowned honey- producing plant, loved by beekeepers because it flowers ...
G. J. H. Grubben, 2004
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Perennial Vegetables: From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A ...
Chayote is a long-lived perennial cucurbit vine with zucchini-like fruit, plus edible leaves and tubers. PhOTO By JUDy DOlMACh. are usually most productive for the first three years, and sometimes up to eight. The young leaves and shoot tips  ...
Eric Toensmeier, 2007
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Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Major Crops in Developing ...
27.3 Chayote The chayote (Sechium edule), also known as vegetable pear, is a perennial, monoecious climber with tuberized roots and slender branching stem which climbs on trees and bears up to 500 fruits per plant. Unlike other cucurbits  ...
Gad Loebenstein, George Thottappilly, 2004
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Rick Bayless Mexican Kitchen
F YOU'VE ONLY HAD watery, bland, boiled chayote, you're in for a treat here. Cubes of steamed chayote are mixed with meaty roasted chiles and crisp-tender golden onions, and baked with melted cheese under a topping of crispy crumbs.
Rick Bayless, 1996
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Fine Haitian Cuisine
In markets in the United States, the chayote squash are often not fully mature. I use the chayote squash commonly available here; they are close to ripe. If the chayote squash are very ripe, they will yield more mash, thus you will not need as  ...
Mona Cassion Ménager, 2005
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Exotic Foods: A Kitchen and Garden Guide
There is so much to say about the chayote. Botanically known as Sechium edule, this member of the squash family originated in the West Indies and is grown outdoors as far north as Oklahoma.It was called chayotli by the Aztecs and is known ...
Marian Van Atta, 2002
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JOC All New Rev. - 1997
CHAYOTE Pear shaped and pale or apple green, chayote is a tropical form of summer squash. Also called mirliton and christophene, the squash has deep lengthwise ridges and a large center seed, like an avocado. The harder the squash ...
Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, 1997
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Cocina mexicana ligera:
SOPA DE CHAYOTE Y CHlLE POBLANO Preparación: I 5 min. Cocción: 30 min. 206 14.1 g 7.3g El chayote es una verdura poco apreciada. La mayor parte de las personas la considera aburrida y sin sabor debido a que sólo la han probado  ...
Kris Rudolph, 2006
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Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for the ...
Chayote can be grown as an annual in northern climates when started in a greenhouse 2-3 months before the last frost date. The roots can also be dug after the first frost and stored over the winter in moist sawdust at temperatures slightly ...
Kent Whealy, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHAYOTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chayote is used in the context of the following news items.
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Señora Ema: The Wild Brunch
... tomato sauce; and mole de olla, a stew made with chunks of beef and vegetables (including corn, green beans and chayote, or pear squash) ... «Culinary Backstreets, Jul 15»
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Sira-sira Store: 'Lamesa-lamesa' way of dining
She has stuffed eggplant for P15; lumpia (spring roll), for P8, which is filled with cubed potatoes, chayote, carrots, ground pork and green beans ... «Sun.Star, Jul 15»
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Craig LaBan's dining at the Jersey Shore, Part 2
The meaty freshness of grilled wahoo, still ideally rare, popped against a crunchy chayote slaw in dill cream. Gorgeous scallops were both ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
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Costa Rica loses ground in pineapple market
Months earlier, the United States warned Costa Rica about the strong increase in pineapple and chayote interceptions due to the presence of ... «FreshPlaza, Jul 15»
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Wine Enthusiast Magazine Honors Muselet; Mi Mero Mole's Eat …
Tellez will be on hand to promote her her new cookbook, Eat Mexico, and everything you'll be eating—tamales, blue corn sopes with chayote ... «Eater PDX, Jul 15»
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The Montclair Times Choice Cuts: more 'final meals'
My version — with green chili — is spicy and chock full of vegetables: chayote, baby butterball zucchini, sweet spring onions, carrots, yuca, ... «NorthJersey.com, Jul 15»
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Turbana exec: Consistency and secondary retail displays key for …
... for plantains, red bananas, baby bananas and manzanos, as well as crops outside the musa family such as yucca (cassava) and chayote. «Fresh Fruit Portal, Jun 15»
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Johnny Hernandez
The most under-appreciated vegetable is chayote squash. My favorite dish on my menu is cecina asada at El Machito. My favorite restaurant other than my own ... «San Antonio Magazine, Jun 15»
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This Trans Chef Is Putting Rock 'n' Roll into Puerto Rican Cuisine
They are serving a summer gazpacho of cucumber, chayote, and tomato with chile-infused olive oil and pulverized tostones; breadfruit beignets ... «Munchies_ Food by VICE, Jun 15»
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Iowa State Fair announces new food choices
Corn in a Cup: sweet corn cut off the cob and then mixed with pork chorizo, butter, chayote cheese, lime juice, sour cream, mayonnaise and ... «Omaha World-Herald, Jun 15»

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