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[gwah-kuh-moh-lee; Spanish gwah-kah-maw-le] /gwɑ kəˈmoʊ li; Spanish ˌgwɑ kɑˈmɔ lɛ/
noun, Mexican Cookery.
a dip of mashed avocado mixed with tomato, onion, and seasonings.
Origin of guacamole
1915-20; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl āhuacamōlli literally, avocado sauce; see avocado, mole6 Unabridged
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  • No party is complete without a dish of creamy, chunky guacamole.
  • Serve with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole if desired.
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  • May- inspire victory- dances around the guacamole dip.
  • guacamole is practically an afterthought, hidden under thick, unsalted chips freshly fried in corn oil.
  • There's a guacamole to start, but the smoked marlin provides a more seaworthy and adventuresome dip.
  • The first thing up was guacamole, which my dinner companion ate by hand.
British Dictionary definitions for guacamole


a spread of mashed avocado, tomato pulp, mayonnaise, and seasoning
any of various Mexican or South American salads containing avocado
Word Origin
from American Spanish, from Nahuatl ahuacamolli, from ahuacatl avocado + molli sauce
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Word Origin and History for guacamole

1920, from American Spanish guacamole, originally Mexican, from Nahuatl ahuaca-molli, from ahuacatl "avocado" + molli "sauce."

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