from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tropical American tree (Persea americana) having oval or pear-shaped fruit with leathery skin, yellowish-green flesh, and a large seed.
- n. The edible fruit of this tree. Also called alligator pear, avocado pear.
- n. A dull green.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The large, usually yellowish-green or black, pulpy fruit of the avocado tree.
- n. The avocado tree.
- n. A dull yellowish-green colour, the colour of the meat of an avocado.
- adj. Of a dull yellowish-green colour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The pulpy fruit of Persea gratissima, a tree of tropical America. It is about the size and shape of a large pear; -- called also avocado pear, alligator pear, midshipman's butter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The alligator-pear, the fruit of Persea gratissima, natural order Lauraceœ, a tree common in tropical America and the West Indies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocado
- n. tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits
- n. a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed
American Spanish, alteration (influenced by obsolete Spanish avocado, lawyer) of Nahuatl ahuacatl.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuacatl. Influenced by confusion with Spanish abogado ("lawyer"). (Wiktionary)