Definition of Alligator pear

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

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

Definition of Alligator pear

1. Noun. avocado ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alligator Pear

allied reflexes
alligator apple
alligator clip
alligator clips
alligator forceps
alligator gar
alligator lizard
alligator pear (current term)
alligator skin
alligator snapper
alligator snapping turtle
alligator weed
alligator wrench
alligators and crocodiles

Literary usage of Alligator pear

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1. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1914)
"The alligator pear Weevil (Col.)—A Correction. ... 9, November, 1913, under "Notice of Public Hearing on the alligator pear Weevil," the insular possessions ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1905)
"We learned to recognize the alligator pear, the custard apple, the cherimoya and the red fruits of the akee. Among the many unfamiliar flowers, ..."

3. The Old Navy and the New by Daniel Ammen, Ulysses Simpson Grant (1891)
"... Island and Castle of San Juan—Turtles—Want of Bread—The Aguacate, or Alligator-Pear—The Caterer and the Doctor— Off for Tampico—Sharks—Mosquitoes. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Wherever it grows the alligator-pear is highly prized as a salad and is usually served with pepper, salt and vinegar, or with wine and spice, but natives of ..."

5. Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and by Henry Yule, Arthur Coke Burnell, William Crooke (1903)
"There is a well-known Went Indian fruit which we call an avocado or alligator pear.”—Tylor, Anahuac, 227.) 1870. — “The aguacate or alligator pear. ..."

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