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Definition of avocado noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

avocado

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌævəˈkɑːdəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌævəˈkɑːdoʊ//
 
(pl. avocados) (British English also avocado pear) Fruit
 
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a tropical fruit with hard, dark green skin, soft, light green flesh and a large seed inside. Avocados are not sweet and are sometimes eaten at the beginning of a meal. See related entries: Fruit Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Spanish, alteration (influenced by avocado ‘advocate’) of aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuacatl.
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