chayote
 n.— «“It pricks your hands but you grab it just the same,” is how they describe the chayote, also slang for bribe, which like the vegetable is abundant and whets one’s appetite for more.» —“Complicity between press, politicians helps foster Mexico’s one-party system” by Dianne Klein in Mexico City Houston Chronicle (Texas) Apr. 6, 1987. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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