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
Located at 1200 Washington St., Suite B, Spokes serves such breakfast items as southwest breakfast burritos, gourmet toast (with avocado, fresh tomato and sea salt) and quiche of the day.
One of his favorites is a salad made with tomatoes, avocados, cucumber, feta cheese and chick peas.
Eric Larson, the group’s executive director, said marijuana is a potential money crop to replace less profitable crops such as avocados and strawberries being pushed out by high water and labor costs.
The Gratitude Bowl was really a salad, with mixed greens and sprouts tossed with avocado, cucumber, a supergrain called freekeh, slivered almonds and goat cheese.
The blogger behind this recipe says the pico topping (made with mango and avocado) is the most magical thing she's has ever put on a burger.
Holland America’s gourmet take on the American burger comes with bacon jam, garlic chipotle aioli, cheddar cheese, Cabernet red onions and avocado.
The filmy white garb, the glistening avocado, the melting calla lilies — all arrayed in Edenic plenitude — add up to an alluring, sensory glamour.
At Subway: Turkey Breast Sub A Subway meal for Khloé means a 6-inch turkey breast sandwich served on a 9-grain bun with Swiss cheese, banana peppers, cucumbers, green peppers, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, avocado, and vinegar dressing.
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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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