noun (plural chokos)Australian /NZ
The fruit of the chayote plant, eaten as a vegetable in the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand.
- Local vegetables are eaten readily and include chokos, red pumpkins, squash, and greens.
- Here's Veronica with her winning entry, made from passionfruit, choko and spring onion.
- It was a nice contrast to the choko khatsé, a spiced potato side dish that was almost tongue-searing in comparison.
Mid 18th century: from Spanish chocho, from a Brazilian Indian word. The current spelling dates from the early 20th century.
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