Definition of choko in English:



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

    • ‘Here's Veronica with her winning entry, made from passionfruit, choko and spring onion.’
    • ‘Sechium edule, also called custard marrow, vegetable pear, mirliton, christophine, choko, and many other names, is a fruit of the gourd family which is peculiar in having one large seed.’
    • ‘Local vegetables are eaten readily and include chokos, red pumpkins, squash, and greens.’
    • ‘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.