chayote

(redirected from Sechium edule)
Related to Sechium edule: Sayote

cha·yo·te

 (chä-yō′tā, -tĕ)
n.
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.]

chayote

(tʃɑːˈjəʊteɪ; tʃaɪˈəʊtɪ)
n
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]
Translations
chayotte
References in periodicals archive ?
314 Cucurbitaceae Sechium edule 315 Cucurbitaceae Sechium edule 316 Asteraceae Taraxacum officinale 317 Fabaceae Vicia faba 318 Fabaceae Pisum sativum 319 Cucurbitaceae Cucumis sativus 320 Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita pepo 321 Melastomataceae Bucquetia glutinosa 322 Asteraceae Baccharis latifolia 323 Malvaceae Malva sylvestris 324 Asteraceae Conyza bonariensis 325 Cannaceae Canna indica 326 Piperaceae Peperomia subspathulata 327 Apiaceae Niphogeton glaucescens 328 Rubiaceae Hamelia patens 329 Euphorbiaceae Croton leptostachyus 330 Lamiaceae Clinopodium brownei 331 Oxalidaceae Oxalis sp.
Postharvest storage temperature and film wrap effects on quality of chayote, Sechium edule SW.
Botritis (brocoli), Sechium edule (guisquil), Zea mays (maiz), Crotolaria longirostrata (chipilin), Phaseolus spp.
Grupo Interdisciplinario de Investigacion en Sechium edule en Mexico.
Calabaza Alimenticio Prunus persica Durazno Alimenticio Sechium edule Chayote Alimenticio Saracha umbellata Tinguara Alimenticio Origanum vulgare L.
canephora, Codiaeum, Crescentia cujete, Dassylirion longissimum, Eupatorium odoratum, Mangifera indica, Musa acuminata, Pasiflora edulis, Persea, Punica grantum, Sechium edule, Tectona grandis, Terminalia catappa, Theobroma cacao (Ben-Dov, 1994; Culik et al.