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noun av·o·ca·do \ˌä-və-ˈkä-(ˌ)dō, ˌa-\

: a fruit with rough dark green or purple skin, smooth light green flesh, and a large seed in the middle

plural av·o·ca·dos also av·o·ca·does

Full Definition of AVOCADO

:  a pulpy green- to purple-skinned nutty-flavored fruit of any of various tropical American trees (genus Persea especially P. americana) of the laurel family; also :  a tree bearing avocados
:  a light yellowish green

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Origin of AVOCADO

modification of Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl āhuacatl avocado, testicle
First Known Use: 1697

Rhymes with AVOCADO

AVOCADOS Defined for Kids


noun av·o·ca·do \ˌa-və-ˈkä-dō, ˌäv-\
plural av·o·ca·dos

Definition of AVOCADO for Kids

:  a usually green fruit that is shaped like a pear or an egg, grows on a tropical American tree, and has a rich oily flesh


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