Definition of Persea Americana
1. Noun. Tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits.
Terms within: Aguacate, Alligator Pear, Avocado, Avocado Pear
Group relationships: Genus Persea, Persea
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Persea Americana
Literary usage of Persea Americana
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1. Plant Inventory by Agricultural Research Center-West (U.S.), United States Division of Botany, Horticultural Crops Research Branch, Agricultural Research Service, United States Dept. of Agriculture, United States, United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Northeastern Regi (1922)
"(Persea Americana MILL.; SPI NO. 53185.) In the remote Andes of northern Ecuador lies a small region known as the Chota Valley. ..."
2. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"The avocados cultivated in the United States usually have been considered to represent a single species, Persea americana, but careful study shows that they ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"Such determinations as Mr. Popenoe and I have been able to make on the sap of the varieties of avocado (Persea americana) which have been introduced into ..."