- 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 . Also called 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 āhuacatl avocado, testicle
(plural avocados or avocadoes or avocadi)