from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See avocado.
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- n. avocado
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a corruption of Avocado pear. See Avocado.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of the Persea gratissima of the West Indies, resembling a pear in shape. Also called avocadopear. See avocado.
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
By folk etymology from American Spanish aguacate, avocado (the trees are said to grow in areas infested by alligators); see aguacate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)