1. a tropical American vine, Sechium edule, of the gourd family, having triangular leaves and small, white flowers.
  2. the green or white, furrowed, usually pear-shaped, edible fruit of this plant.


  1. a tropical American cucurbitaceous climbing plant, Sechium edule, that has edible pear-shaped fruit enclosing a single enormous seed
  2. the fruit of this plant, which is cooked and eaten as a vegetable

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