American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. It is from 1 to 2 pounds in weight, is pear-shaped, of a brownishgreen or purple color, and is highly esteemed, though rather as a vegetable than as a fruit. The pulp is firm and marrow-like, whence the fruit is sometimes known as vegetable marrow or midshipmen's butter. The oil is said to be equal to palm oil for soap. The tree is an evergreen, growing to the height of 30 feet. Also avocato, avigato.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- 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
- From Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuacatl. Influenced by confusion with Spanish abogado ("lawyer"). (Wiktionary)
- American Spanish, alteration (influenced by obsolete Spanish avocado, lawyer) of Nahuatl ahuacatl. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The word avocado comes from "aguacate" in Spanish, which in turn comes from the Nahuatl Mexican native language "ahuacatl", referring to a certain intimate part of the male anatomy.”
“Native to Mexico, the avocado is available year round, although its peak months are late May to March.”
“Although most often used as a vegetable in salads, soups and appetizers, the avocado is a fruit and, more specifically, a single-seed berry.”
“The ratio of nutrients to calories in salmon, walnuts and avocado is very, very high.”
“The avocado is lemon-ish and the green tomato tastes like apple pie!”
“When the avocado is really good, I think that's the best way to serve it.”
“We never played in avocado green polyester shirts.”
“Kitchen appliances began to be mass produced in avocado and gold instead of white, colors and fabrics in clothing were ordained by the designers, and heaven help you if you did not look well in citron the year it was the “in” color.”
“A thin avocado sauce, vinegar-marinated onion rings, shredded cabbage salad, and a selection of red and green salsas are as necessary at a Baja fish taco stand as catsup and mustard at a burger barn.”
“Sliced or diced avocado is also a nice garnish with many salads, as are roasted or pickled green chile strips.”
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