Avocado definition

ăvə-kädō, ävə-
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The edible fruit of this tree.
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A dull green.
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A tropical American tree (Persea americana) having oval or pear-shaped fruit with leathery skin, yellowish-green flesh, and a large seed.
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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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Of a dull yellowish-green colour.
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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
avocado
Plural:
avocados

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