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guacamole

[gwah-kuh-moh-lee; Spanish gwah-kah-maw-le] /gwɑ kəˈmoʊ li; Spanish ˌgwɑ kɑˈmɔ lɛ/
noun, Mexican Cookery.
1.
a dip of mashed avocado mixed with tomato, onion, and seasonings.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl āhuacamōlli literally, avocado sauce; see avocado, mole6
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British Dictionary definitions for guacamole

guacamole

/ˌɡwɑːkəˈməʊlɪ/
noun
1.
a spread of mashed avocado, tomato pulp, mayonnaise, and seasoning
2.
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
n.

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

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