alligator pear


Examples of alligator pear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The menu for that evening mentions venison, bacon, and filet mignon; an October 1926 luncheon reportedly contained clam broth, lobster, and alligator pear (that is, avocado) salad. Mayukh Sen, Bon Appétit, 14 Oct. 2021 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,, 16 Mar. 2018

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Word History


by folk etymology from Spanish aguacate — more at avocado

First Known Use

1696, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alligator pear was in 1696

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“Alligator pear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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