from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The avocado.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The alligator-pear. The tree yields a reddish-brown, soft, and very brittle wood. Also known as the butterpear and vegetable marrow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed
American Spanish, from Nahuatl ahuacatl.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)