Definition of Avocado

1. Noun. A pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed.

Exact synonyms: Aguacate, Alligator Pear, Avocado Pear
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Avocado Tree, Persea Americana



2. Adjective. Of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocado.
Similar to: Chromatic

3. Noun. Tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits.
Exact synonyms: Avocado Tree, Persea Americana
Terms within: Aguacate, Alligator Pear, Avocado Pear
Group relationships: Genus Persea, Persea
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree

Definition of Avocado

1. n. The pulpy fruit of Persea gratissima, a tree of tropical America. It is about the size and shape of a large pear; -- called also avocado pear, alligator pear, midshipman's butter.

Definition of Avocado

1. Noun. The large, usually yellowish-green or black, pulpy fruit of the avocado tree. ¹

2. Noun. The avocado tree. ¹

3. Noun. A dull yellowish-green colour, the colour of the meat of an avocado. ¹

4. Adjective. Of a dull yellowish-green colour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Avocado

1. the edible fruit of a tropical tree [n -DOS or -DOES]

Medical Definition of Avocado

1. The pulpy fruit of Persea gratissima, a tree of tropical America. It is about the size and shape of a large pear. Synonym: avocado pear, alligator pear, midshipman's butter. Origin: Corrupted from the Mexican ahuacatl: cf. Sp. Aguacate, F. Aguacate, avocat, G. Avogadobaum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Avocado

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Literary usage of Avocado

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1. Proceedings by Entomological Society of Washington (1913)
"Last month (March 1912) some aguacate seeds (avocado or alligator pear) were planted for germination in one of the greenhouses of the Department of ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1920)
"With the exception of the avocado fat, the oils and fats included in this ... It was thought best to test the digestibility of avocado fat by serving the ..."

3. At Last: A Christmas in the West Indies by Charles Kingsley (1871)
"A tall and stately dame was there, her only garment a long cotton-print gown, which covered her tall figure avocado Pear. ..."

4. The Colony of British Honduras: Its Resources and Prospects, with Particular by Sir Daniel Morris (1883)
"... and avocado pear. Mangosteen. Durian and new fruit-trees. Food plants. Yams, sweet potatoes, beans and cassava. Pumpkins, cucumbers, and melons. ..."

5. Cruising Cuisine for Home Entertaining by Elena Vakhrenova (2002)
"Finely dice the avocado, transfer to a small bowl, add lemon juice and toss ... Arrange half of avocado on the bottom of the form to make a 'pancake'. lf ..."

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