avocado

noun
av·​o·​ca·​do | \ ˌä-və-ˈkä-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce avocado (audio) , ˌa- How to pronounce avocado (audio) \
plural avocados also avocadoes

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

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The main dish might be locally raised beef with an avocado dipping sauce. Heidi Mitchell, House Beautiful, "This Lake Michigan House Was Built With Summertime In Mind," 16 Aug. 2018 Bring it down another 250 mg by choosing avocado instead of feta. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "The healthiest things to eat at Panera Bread," 14 June 2018 Like with avocados, prematurely refrigerating bananas can disrupt the ripening process. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How to Store Pretty Much Any Kind of Produce," 25 June 2018 Asian influences extended even more openly to tuna marejada, essentially an uncut sashimi roll of bright red tuna with avocado and cream cheese anointed with soy sauce. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Villa Rica restores star power of chef Johnny Hernandez," 26 Apr. 2018 The Lucas salad has sturdy kale with avocado, red pepper slices and sesame seeds in a zesty orange dressing. Linda Bladholm, miamiherald, "Craft cocktails and an Elvis sandwich keep the party going late at this Brickell pop up," 31 Jan. 2018 According to one Alabama minor league baseball team, those are the pillars of life for people born between the 1980s and early 2000s, along with avocados, craft beer and safe spaces. Emilie Ikeda, Fox News, "Millennials outraged after baseball team advertises 'Millennial Night' with avocados, participation ribbons and napping stations," 19 July 2018 Luckily, avocados are durable and should continue with minimal interruption in growth. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Secrets to sunflower success," 2 June 2018 Just spend more time here, where the gyms are open 24 hours and the avocados are always free. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "Biotech Gets Some Silicon Valley Shine at Illumina’s New Campus," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of avocado

1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for avocado

modification of Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl āhuacatl avocado, testicle

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avocado

noun

English Language Learners Definition of avocado

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

avocado

noun
av·​o·​ca·​do | \ ˌa-və-ˈkä-dō How to pronounce avocado (audio) , ˌäv-\
plural avocados

Kids Definition of avocado

: 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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