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 (chä-yō′tā, -tĕ)
1. A tropical American perennial vine (Sechium edule) having tuberous roots and cultivated for its green, pear-shaped fruit.
2. The fruit of this plant, eaten as a vegetable. In both senses also called christophine; also called regionally mirliton.

[Spanish, from Nahuatl chayohtli.]
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(tʃɑːˈjəʊteɪ; tʃaɪˈəʊtɪ)
1. (Plants) a tropical American cucurbitaceous climbing plant, Sechium edule, that has edible pear-shaped fruit enclosing a single enormous seed
2. (Cookery) the fruit of this plant, which is cooked and eaten as a vegetable
[from Spanish, from Nahuatl chayotli]
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CHO CHO P CHOP: Our parsley islooking so healthy, you can tell looking so healthy, you can tell it's going to do you good.
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The deputy director general of Myanmar's directorate of investment and company Administration, Cho Cho Win, will be leading the first session.
The several thousand race-goers were treated to a top-class display of horsemanship by the 41-year-old rider who won the feature race of the day, the Derrinstown Stud-sponsored handicap for former boss Dhruba Selvaratnam with My Verse before he added a second victory aboard newcomer Cho Cho Fever for veteran French trainer Erwan Charpy.
His party's executive secretaries include former Prime Minister U Nu's daughter Than Than Nu, former Prime Minister Ba Swe's daughter Nay Yee Ba Swe, and Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein, the daughter of a former deputy prime minister.
Buffy's most recent offering, Running For The Drum released in 2008, continues that theme, with further opportunities to break into fabulous Native American singing, such as the lively Cho Cho Fire.
Some of the works on 'Running For The Drum' are love songs, and some, like 'Cho Cho Fire', the second song Sainte-Marie and her touring band performed, are just fun and something to dance to.
Its executive secretaries would include former prime minister U Nu's daughter Than Than Nu, former prime minister Ba Swe's daughter Nay Yee Ba Swe, and Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein, the daughter of a former deputy prime minister.
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Speaking in Japanese, Cho Cho Aye, one of the protesters and head of the Japan branch of the Burmese Women Union, urged Myanmarese nationals abroad to work together for democracy in their home country.