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An avocado

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish avocado, earlier aguacate, folk-etymologized as abogado (lawyer). Ultimately from Classical Nahuatl āhuacatl (testicle).

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avocado (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, abacate
  2. The avocado tree, Persea americana, of the laurel family.
  3. A dark chartreuse colour, like the colour of the meat of an avocado.
    avocado colour:  

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(avocado fruit):

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avocado (not comparable)

  1. Of a dull yellowish-green colour.

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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl āhuacatl (testicle, avocado).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /avokaːdo/, [avoˈkʰæːd̥o]

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avocado c (singular definite avocadoen, plural indefinite avocadoer)

  1. avocado

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish avocado.

PronunciationEdit

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

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avocado m (plural avocado's)

  1. avocado, alligator pear

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avocado m (invariable)

  1. avocado

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EtymologyEdit

From aguacate, possibly influenced by a Caribbean language.

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avocado m (plural avocados)

  1. (Philippines) avocado
    Synonym: aguacate

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