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choko Line breaks: choko
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃəʊkəʊ/

Definition of choko in English:

noun (plural chokos)

Australian /NZ
The fruit of the chayote plant, eaten as a vegetable in the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand.
Example sentences
  • 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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