One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for chayote (sense 1)
- ‘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.’
- ‘Chop the vegetables into convenient bite-size pieces (feel free to substitute according to your preference - cauliflower, christophene, squash, whatever's your favourite).’
- ‘Cut christophenes in half and cook until tender.’
- ‘With them were boiled green pawpaw and a christophene gratinée.’
- ‘For vegetarians there's spiced pumpkin risotto accompanied by sweet peppers, spinach and christophene in a light curry foam - as good to eat as it is to look at.’
Probably based on the French given name Christophe.
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