mirliton definition

  • noun:
    • Southern Louisiana See chayote.
    • A pear-shaped vegetable or its vine; the chayote.
    • The eunuch flute, some sort of membranophone.
    • An 18th-century hussar cap resembling a slightly conical shako or tall fez.
    • a type of music toy into which one sings, hums, or talks, producing a coarse, reedy noise. Additionally it is known as a kazoo.
    • just like chayote{2}.
    • a type of toy flute. See kazoo.
    • The chayote, Chayota edulis.

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