alligator pear

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Known early on as alligator pears for their coarse texture and dark skin, avocados vary dramatically in color, texture, shape and even size, ranging from as little as a few ounces to up to four pounds per fruit. Noelle Carter, latimes.com, "Toast, guacamole and more great ideas for avocados, now in season," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of alligator pear

1696, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alligator pear

by folk etymology from Spanish aguacate — more at avocado

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