Pronunciation: (chī-ō'tē), [key]
1. a tropical American vine, Sechium edule, of the gourd family, having triangular leaves and small, white flowers.
2. the green or white, furrowed, usually pear-shaped, edible fruit of this plant. Also,choyote.Also called christophene, mirliton, vegetable pear.
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