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mirliton

[mir-li-ton; French meer-lee-tawn] /ˈmɪr lɪˌtɒn; French mir liˈtɔ̃/
noun, plural mirlitons
[mir-li-tonz; French meer-lee-tawn] /ˈmɪr lɪˌtɒnz; French mir liˈtɔ̃/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of mirliton
1810-1820
1810-20; < French: literally, reed-pipe
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mirliton

/ˈmɜːlɪtɒn/
noun
1.
another name (chiefly US) for chayote
Word Origin
C19: French, literally: reed pipe, of imitative origin
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