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avocado (ˌævəˈkɑːdəʊ



(plural) -dos
  1. a pear-shaped fruit having a leathery green or blackish skin, a large stony seed, and a greenish-yellow edible pulp
  2. the tropical American lauraceous tree, Persea americana, that bears this fruit
    1. a dull greenish colour resembling that of the fruit
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒  ■ an avocado bathroom suite

Also called (for senses 1, 2): : avocado pear, alligator pear

Word Origin

C17: from Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuacatl testicle, alluding to the shape of the fruit

Translations for 'avocado'

  • British English: avocado An avocado is a fruit in the shape of a pear with a dark green skin and a large stone inside it.ˌævəˈkɑːdəʊ NOUN
  • Arabic: أفوكادو
  • Brazilian Portuguese: abacate
  • Chinese: 鳄梨
  • Croatian: avokado
  • Czech: avokádo
  • Danish: avokado
  • Dutch: avocado
  • European Spanish: aguacate
  • Finnish: avokado
  • French: avocatfruit
  • German: Avocado
  • Greek: αβοκάντο
  • Italian: avocado
  • Japanese: アボカド
  • Korean: 아보카도
  • Norwegian: avokado
  • Polish: awokado
  • Portuguese: abacate
  • Romanian: avocado
  • Russian: авокадо
  • Spanish: aguacate
  • Swedish: avokado
  • Thai: ผลอะโวคาโด้
  • Turkish: avokado avokadolar
  • Ukrainian: авокадо
  • Vietnamese: quả bơ

Example Sentences Including 'avocado'

`I remember my mother telling me about the first time she ever saw an avocado.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)
Caroline sliced into her avocado with surprising viciousness.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird
She folded up the banknote, put it into the pocket of her shirt, then began to eat the other half of her avocado.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes


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