avocado [av΄ə kä′dō, ä΄vəkä′dō ]
pl. avocados [altered (infl. by earlier Sp avocado, now abogado, advocate) < MexSp aguacate < Nahuatl a:wakaλ, avocado, lit., testicle; so named from its shape]
1. a widespread, thick-skinned, pear-shaped tropical fruit, yellowish green to purplish black, with a single large seed and yellow, buttery flesh, used in salads; alligator pear
2. the tree (Persea americana) of the laurel family on which it grows
3. a yellowish-green color

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