This word is from the Spanish chayote.

Sayote Vegetable Pears in Baskets
Sayote Vegetable Pears in Baskets


sometimes spelled chaiote

scientific name: Sechium edule

Other names in English: tayota, choko, chocho, chow-chow, christophine, mirliton, vegetable pear

The plant belongs to the same gourd family as melons, cucumbers and squash. Its fruit (an edible vegetable) is what Filipinos call sayote.

The most common preparation in Philippine cuisine is to cut it up and sauté it with meat or shrimp for a simple dish called ginisang sayote.

sayoteng tinanim ko
chayote that I planted

Ito ay isang uri ng gulay.
This is a type of vegetable.

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