[ ăl′ĭ-gā′tər ]
Long forceps with a small hinged jaw on the end.
Why Are Avocados Also Called Alligator Pears?As you munch on guacamole and chips, chew on the etymology of the humble avocado. Its many names are as wacky as the fruit is yummy.
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