avocado

See also: Avocado

EnglishEdit

 
An avocado

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from American Spanish avocado, altered—by folk-etymological association with abogado (lawyer)—from the earlier aguacate, which comes from Classical Nahuatl āhuacatl (avocado). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) Doublet of abacate.

The first mention can be found in the 1696 catalogue of Jamaican plants.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

avocado (countable and uncountable, plural avocados or avocadoes)

  1. The large, usually yellowish-green or black, pulpy fruit of the avocado tree.
    Synonyms: alligator pear, avocado pear, butter pear, butter fruit, abacate
  2. The avocado tree, Persea americana, of the laurel family.
  3. (color, chiefly uncountable) A dark chartreuse colour, like the colour of the skin of an avocado.
    avocado:  

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: abhacád

TranslationsEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

avocado (not comparable)

  1. Of a dull yellowish-green colour.

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hans Sloane (1696) Catalogus plantarum quae in insula Jamaica[1] (in Latin)

Further readingEdit


DanishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl āhuacatl (avocado).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

avocado c (singular definite avocadoen, plural indefinite avocadoer)

  1. avocado

InflectionEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish avocado.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌaː.voːˈkaː.doː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: avo‧ca‧do

NounEdit

avocado m (plural avocado's)

  1. avocado, alligator pear

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit


ItalianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

avocado m (invariable)

  1. avocado

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From aguacate, possibly influenced by a Caribbean language.

NounEdit

avocado m (plural avocados)

  1. (Philippines) avocado
    Synonym: aguacate
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

avocado m (feminine singular avocada, masculine plural avocados, feminine plural avocadas)

  1. Masculine singular past participle of avocar.

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