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 (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).]
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(Cookery) another name (chiefly US) for chayote
[C19: French, literally: reed pipe, of imitative origin]
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The soup is a delectable concoction of mirliton squash with savory jamon tortilla crostini, inspired by the fiery romance of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
This will include performances of the Danse de la Fee Dragee (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy), Danse Russe Trepak (Russian dancers celebrating candy canes), Danse Arabe (Arabian Dancers celebrating coffee), Danse Chinoise (Chinese dancers celebrating tea) and the Danse des Mirlitons (French Mirliton players celebrating marzipan), before culminating in a rousing performance of Valse des Fleurs (Waltz of the Flowers).
Down the middle of the path, Paw-Paw planted plum trees and when they were finished making fruit, he planted mirliton by their trunks and trained the vines to climb up into the branches.
"At Derek's, the jar of smooth, sinfully delicious chicken liver pate is served with homemade grilled sourdough and the perfect condiments: wonderfully tangy mirliton pickles, a zippy Creole mustard and decadent sweet onion jam.
His famous poster by Lautrec in black and red is juxtaposed with the text panel and appeared again on the cover of the fin-de-siecle periodical Le Mirliton showing a passer-by examining the image in situ on the street, located among the magazines and ephemera just inside the entry (Fig.
Chowchow, a bright, aromatic salad of pickled green tomatoes (or, in a pinch, tomatillos), cabbage, cauliflower and that most traditional southern vegetable, mirliton (chayote squash), should be served with the shrimp, but it also works nicely as a condiment with the po'boy.
L'heure n'est plus en effet a la diction trop bien temperee, a l'em-phatique "recitation" heritee de generations de comediens, ni inversement aux vers de mirliton, destines a faire rire sur des sujets d'actualite, ephemeres ou anodins, un public peu regardant sur la qualite ou l'inventivite proprement poetiques.
In her piquant recipe for barbacao de carne with vidalia onion and herb salsa, she explains: "The word "barbecue" is derived from the term barbacao, a cooking technique originating with the Taino people of the Carribean in which meats are roasted on an open fire." In another recipe for bacon, vidalia, and chayote pie, Gutierrez presents a bold blending of savory and sweet, featuring a member of the squash family which Latinos call "chayote" and New Orleanians know as "mirliton."
The menu included shrimp remoulade with Mirliton salad; chicken and Andouille gumbo; roast Managalista pork with crabmeat, Silver Queen corn and Bananas Foster.
In Alexei Ratmansky's new Nutcracker for ABT, Misty Copeland is cast as one of three Spanish couples, and as one of the Nutcracker's sisters (!)--who also dance the Mirliton. For more about the production, see "New York Notebook," page 22.