- a widespread, thick-skinned, pear-shaped tropical fruit, yellowish green to purplish black, with a single large seed and yellow, buttery flesh, used in salads; alligator pear
- the tree (Persea americana) of the laurel family on which it grows
- a yellowish-green color
Origin of avocadoaltered (infl. by earlier Spanish avocado, now abogado, advocate) ; from Mexican Spanish aguacate ; from Nahuatl a:waka?, avocado, literally , testicle; so named from its shape
- a. A tropical American tree (Persea americana) having oval or pear-shaped fruit with leathery skin, yellowish-green flesh, and a large seed.b. The edible fruit of this tree. Also called alligator pear, avocado pear.
- A dull green.
Origin of avocadoAlteration (perhaps influenced in form by obsolete Spanish avocado, lawyer) of Early Modern English avogato, avocato, from American Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl &amacron;huacatl, avocado, testicle.
(plural avocados or avocadoes or avocadi)