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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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Robinsons Special R Orange and Mango Squash with No Added Sugar (1 litre), Waitrose.
Mango squash in addition to the above may contain SO2 or sodium benzoate as a preservative.
Items Year 2004-2005 In crores 1 Fresh Mangoes 86.95 2 Mango based products 300.86 3 Mango Pul -- 4 Jams Jellies 23.73 5 Mango Slices in Brine 23.50 6 Mangoes Sliced 10.25 7 Mango Juice 15.20 8 Mango Squash 4.40 Total Rs.