avocado pear
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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  • avocado-pear — amerikinė persėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lauramedinių šeimos vaisinis, vaistinis nuodingas kultūrinis augalas (Persea americana), paplitęs Centrinėje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Laurus persea; Persea americana; Persea… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • avocado pear — noun a pear shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed • Syn: ↑avocado, ↑alligator pear, ↑aguacate • Hypernyms: ↑edible fruit • Part Holonyms: ↑avocado, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • avocado pear — noun Date: 1830 chiefly British avocado 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • avocado pear — See: avocado I …   English dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avocado — taxobox name = Alvacodo image caption = Avocado fruit and foliage, Huntington Library, California regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Magnoliids ordo = Laurales familia = Lauraceae genus = Persea species = P.… …   Wikipedia

  • avocado — 1. noun /ævəˈkɑːdəʊ,ɑvəˈkɑdoʊ,ævəˈkɑdoʊ/ a) The large, usually yellowish green or black, pulpy fruit of the avocado tree. b) The avocado tree. Syn: alligator pear, avocado pear, butter pear 2. adjective /ævəˈkɑːdəʊ,ɑvəˈkɑdoʊ,ævəˈkɑdoʊ/ …   Wiktionary

  • avocado — I = avocado pear avocado UK [ˌævəˈkɑːdəʊ] / US [ˌævəˈkɑdoʊ] or avocado pear UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms avocado : singular avocado plural avocados a fruit with green or black skin, a very large seed in the middle, and pale… …   English dictionary

  • avocado — /ævəˈkadoʊ / (say avuh kahdoh) noun (plural avocados) 1. a tropical American fruit, green to black in colour and commonly pear shaped, borne by the tree Persea americana, eaten raw, especially as a salad fruit; alligator pear. 2. the tree. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • avocado tree — noun tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits • Syn: ↑avocado, ↑Persea Americana • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Persea, ↑genus Persea …   Useful english dictionary

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