2. Noun. a large, fast growing leafy perennial Mexican shrub which is popular in Mexico and Central America as a leafy vegetable, cooked and eaten like spinach. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Chaya
1. a type of plant [n -S]
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Literary usage of Chaya
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Canada Medical Journal and Monthly Record of Medical and Surgical Science (1852)
"The word chaya includes all species (genera) man, beast, fowl and reptile; since all these possess a living being (nefesh chaya). ..."
2. A View of the History, Literature, and Religion of the Hindoos:: Including a by William Ward (1815)
"chaya and Yumu, whom ... could not agree; and Yumu one day beating chaya, she cursed him, so that he has ever since had a swelled leg. ..."
3. Encyclopédie Universelle Des Industries Tinctoriales Et Des Industries edited by Jules Garçon (1906)
"Le chaya-ver en malabre, chay-root en anglais, vient de chaya, qui fixe les couleurs, et ver ou vair, racine... M. Gonfreville a rapporté de son voyage une ..."