The botanical name Persea has nothing to do with the persea of the Greeks, which was a cordia.
A dense vegetation of iron-wood (cordia) and other trees and shrubs, together with a forest of coco-nut palms, covers its surface.
n. pl. cor·da (kôr'də)
This Hebrew word, untranslated, denotes a round vessel used as a measure both for liquids and solids. It was equal to one homer, and contained ten ephahs in dry and ten baths in liquid measure (Ezek. 45:14). The Rabbins estimated the cor at forty-five gallons, while Josephus estimated it at about eighty-seven. In 1 Kings 4:22; 5:11; 2 Chr. 2:10; 27:5, the original word is rendered "measure."