Avocado meaning

ăvə-kädō, ävə-
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Of a dull yellowish-green colour.
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A dull green.
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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.
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The tree (Persea americana) of the laurel family on which it grows.
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A yellowish-green color.
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The large, usually yellowish-green or black, pulpy fruit of the avocado tree.
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The avocado tree, Persea americana, of the laurel family.
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A dull yellowish-green colour, the colour of the meat of an avocado.

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Origin of avocado

  • Alteration (perhaps influenced in form by obsolete Spanish avocado lawyer) of Early Modern English avogato, avocato from American Spanish aguacate from Nahuatl āhuacatl avocado, testicle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl āhuacatl. Influenced by confusion with Spanish abogado (“lawyer”).

    From Wiktionary