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av·o·ca·do

(ăv′ə-kä′dō, ä′və-)
n. pl. av·o·ca·dos
1.
a. A tropical American tree (Persea americana) having oval or pear-shaped fruit with leathery skin, yellowish-green flesh, and a large seed.
b. The edible fruit of this tree. Also called alligator pear, avocado pear.
2. A dull green.

[Early Modern English avogato, avocato, avocado, ultimately (probably with phonetic influence from obsolete Spanish avocado, lawyer (now abogado); compare French avocat, lawyer, avocado) from American Spanish aguacate, avocado, from Nahuatl āhuacatl.]

avocado

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

av•o•ca•do

(ˌæv əˈkɑ doʊ, ˌɑ və-)

n., pl. -dos.
1. a large, usu. 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, of the laurel family: often eaten raw.
2. the tree itself.
[1690–1700; alter. of Mexican Spanish aguacate < Nahuatl āhuacatl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.avocado - a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seedavocado - a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
avocado tree, Persea Americana, avocado - tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits
2.avocado - tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruitsavocado - tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits
aguacate, alligator pear, avocado, avocado pear - a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed
genus Persea, Persea - avocado
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
Adj.1.avocado - of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocadoavocado - of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocado
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
أفوكادوثَمَرَة الكُمَّثْرى
avokádo
avokadoavocado
avokado
avokado
avokádó
lárpera
アボカド
아보카도
avokada
avokado
avokádo
avokado
ผลอะโวคาโด้
quả bơ

avocado

[ævəˈkɑːdəʊ] N (avocados (pl))
1. (also avocado pear) → aguacate m, palta f (Andes, S. Cone)
2. (= tree) → aguacate m, palto m (LAm)

avocado

[ˌævəˈkɑːdəʊ] avocado pear (British) navocat m

avocado

n pl <-s> (also avocado pear)Avocado(birne) f; (= tree)Avocadobaum m

avocado

[ˌævəˈkɑːdəʊ] n (Brit) (also avocado pear) → avocado m inv

avocado

(ӕvəˈkaːdəu) plural ˌavoˈcados noun
(also avocado pear) a kind of pear-shaped tropical fruit.

avocado

أفوكادو avokádo avokado Avocado αβοκάντο aguacate avokado avocat avokado avocado アボカド 아보카도 avocado avokado awokado abacate авокадо avokado ผลอะโวคาโด้ avokado quả bơ 鳄梨

avocado

n aguacate m
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