avocado pear


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Avocado \Av`o*ca"do\, n. [Corrupted from the Mexican ahuacatl:
   cf. Sp. aguacate, F. aguacat['e], avocat, G. avogadobaum.]
   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}.
   [1913 Webster]
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