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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of apetalous trees and shrubs of the order Laurineæ (Lauraceæ), the laurel family, type of the tribe Perseaceæ, and characterized by the four-celled anthers, nine perfect stamens, and calyx either somewhat closely persistent under the fruit or entirely deciduous.
  • n. [lowercase] A plant of the genus Persea.
  • n. An unidentified tree, probably the peach-tree, sacred in ancient Egypt. See Persea (in etymology), and cut at Avocado.

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  • n. avocado

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