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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  avocado 
  adj  :  of  the  dull  yellowish  green  of  the  meat  of  an  avocado 
  n  1:  pear-shaped  tropical  fruit  with  green  or  blackish  skin  and 
  rich  yellowish  pulp  enclosing  a  single  large  seed  [syn: 
  {alligator  pear},  {avocado  pear}] 
  2:  tropical  American  tree  bearing  large  pulpy  green  fruits 
  [syn:  {avocado  tree},  {Persea  Americana}] 




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