alligator pear love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fruit of the Persea gratissima of the West Indies, resembling a pear in shape. Also called avocadopear. See avocado.

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  • noun avocado

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[By folk etymology from American Spanish aguacate, avocado (the trees are said to grow in areas infested by alligators); see aguacate.]

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