mirliton

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mir·li·ton

 (mîr′lĭ-tŏn′, mîr-lē-tôN′)
n. Chiefly Southern Louisiana

[Louisiana French, (perhaps from the kazoolike shape of chayote fruit) from French mirliton, coin, reed pipe with a vibrating membrane, kazoo, perhaps from a song refrain (such as mireli, mirela, refrain of the popular 16th-century song "Dessus le marché d'Arras" describing a man offering money to a young woman for her favors).]

mirliton

(ˈmɜːlɪtɒn)
n
(Cookery) another name (chiefly US) for chayote
[C19: French, literally: reed pipe, of imitative origin]