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