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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.]


(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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Lunch was at nearby Varangue Sur Morne Restaurant, and it began with an interesting chou chou gratin - a chou chou being a vegetable which looks a bit like a green brain but thankfully tastes more like courgette.
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Jiang Siquan, a senior citizen who resides in Chongqing, has trained his pet dog "Chou Chou" to stroll on its back legs, reports the China Daily.
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Younger girls will love Zapf Creation's CHOU CHOU My First Tooth, while animal lovers will be delighted to unwrap Vivid Imaginations' I Love Ponies Honey My Baby Pony, or Fur-Real Biscuit - My Loving Pup (Hasbro), Sylvanian Families Old Hollow Oak Treehouse (Flair Leisure Products) or the hottest or fittest VIPs from Hasbro's Littlest Pet Shop range.
Argos in Northumberland Street, Newcastle, is reporting that items such as Zapf Creation's Baby Chou Chou doll as well as the Transformers, Fireman Sam and High School Musical ranges are particular favourites with the "frantic parent faction".
H Love Me Chou Chou baby doll (pounds 24.99) I've never understood why parents give their young daughters baby dolls, which they then pretend to feed, give dummies to, etc.
For example, a retailer that purchases $5,000 worth of Zapt dolls, including Baby Born, Chou Chou and Maggie Raggies, would receive a racing stand-up display kit a collared golf shirt and a racing cap.