Definition of avocado
1 : 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
2 : a light yellowish green
Recent Examples of avocado from the Web
Crisp, crunchy goodness meets creamy avocado and buttermilk dressing in this healthy West Coast classic.
Right before serving toss the avocado into the salad gently.
Crispy avocado samosas, oysters on the half shell, and tater-tots smothered with cheddar cheese.
Thin slices of pork are shaved directly from a vertical spit spinning slowly on a counter just behind the register and sandwiched between two thick slices of bolillo bread. Topped with beans, cheese, fresh tomatoes and onions, and avocado,
The guide also recommends drinking a daily fruit and veggie smoothie with avocado and cinnamon to support liver function as a supplemental snack to flush out extra estrogen.
Slice the peppers, separate the onions into rings, and dice the avocado.
The light is golden, the hummus-avocado-kale sandwich comes on crusty miche, and the average customer resembles Joan Baez.
Some are picky eaters who’ve never eaten yogurt, bananas, beans or avocados.
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Origin and Etymology of avocado
modification of Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl āhuacatl avocado, testicle
First Known Use: 1696See Words from the same year
AVOCADO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of avocado for English Language Learners
: a fruit with rough dark green or purple skin, smooth light green flesh, and a large seed in the middle
AVOCADO Defined for Kids
Definition of avocado for Students
: 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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