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avocado (ˌævəˈkɑːdəʊ Pronunciation for avocado



(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: avocadoPronunciation for 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: أفوكادوPronunciation for أفوكادو
  • Brazilian Portuguese: abacatePronunciation for abacate
  • Chinese: 鳄梨Pronunciation for 鳄梨
  • Croatian: avokadoPronunciation for avokado
  • Czech: avokádoPronunciation for avokádo
  • Danish: avokadoPronunciation for avokado
  • Dutch: avocadoPronunciation for avocado
  • European Spanish: aguacatePronunciation for aguacate
  • Finnish: avokadoPronunciation for avokado
  • French: avocatPronunciation for avocatfruit
  • German: AvocadoPronunciation for Avocado
  • Greek: αβοκάντοPronunciation for αβοκάντο
  • Italian: avocadoPronunciation for avocado
  • Japanese: アボカドPronunciation for アボカド
  • Korean: 아보카도Pronunciation for 아보카도
  • Norwegian: avokadoPronunciation for avokado
  • Polish: awokadoPronunciation for awokado
  • Portuguese: abacatePronunciation for abacate
  • Romanian: avocado
  • Russian: авокадоPronunciation for авокадо
  • Spanish: aguacatePronunciation for aguacate
  • Swedish: avokadoPronunciation for avokado
  • Thai: ผลอะโวคาโด้Pronunciation for ผลอะโวคาโด้
  • Turkish: avokadoPronunciation for avokado avokadolar
  • Ukrainian: авокадо
  • Vietnamese: quả bơPronunciation for quả bơ

Example Sentences Including 'avocado'

Caroline sliced into her avocado with surprising viciousness.
Pacter, Trudi Yellow Bird
It looked like a British breakfast, except for the typically Chilean avocado butter...
Magnouloux, Bernard Travels with Rosinante
It serves good, predominantly Scottish fare -the warm bacon and avocado salad is incredible and the house wine is a delicious merlot.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
It was a novelty, and just like the avocado a decade before, it soon became fashionable.
Independent (1999)
Mix avocado , red onion, tulip bulb, red wine vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
Researchers at the Wesley Medical Centre in Brisbane discovered avocado lowered cholesterol more effectively than a low fat diet.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
Serve immediately on a bed of mixed salad leaves with slices of avocado pear, cherry tomatoes and black olives.
Country Life (2004)
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
`I remember my mother telling me about the first time she ever saw an avocado.
Mark Burnell CHAMELEON (2002)


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