[av-uh-kah-doh, ah-vuh-]
noun, plural avocados.
Also called alligator pear. a large, usually pear-shaped fruit having green to blackish skin, a single large seed, and soft, light-green pulp, borne by the tropical American tree Persea americana and its variety P. adrymifolia, often eaten raw, especially in salads.
the tree itself.

1690–1700; alteration of Spanish abogado literally, lawyer (see advocate), by confusion with Mexican Spanish aguacate < Nahuatl āhuacatl avocado, testicle; cf. alligator pear

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avocado (ˌævəˈkɑːdəʊ)
n , pl -dos
1.  a pear-shaped fruit having a leathery green or blackish skin, a large stony seed, and a greenish-yellow edible pulp
2.  the tropical American lauraceous tree, Persea americana, that bears this fruit
3.  a.  a dull greenish colour resembling that of the fruit
 b.  (as modifier): an avocado bathroom suite
[C17: from Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuacatl testicle, alluding to the shape of the fruit]

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Word Origin & History

1763, from Sp. avocado, altered (by folk etymology influence of earlier Sp. avocado "lawyer," from same L. source as advocate) from earlier aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuakatl "testicle." So called for its shape. As a color, first attested 1947.
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Example sentences
The output of the farm is staggering, from ultra sweet pineapples to seven
  varieties of avocado.
In one village several kids run ahead to show me their avocado, papaya, and
  lemon trees.
In kitchen décor, avocado and harvest gold had shoved white aside.
Think of it as approximately the fluid equivalent of a ripe, soft, buttery
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