Origin of alligator pear
Examples from the Web for alligator pear
Avocado, a-vo-k′do, n. the alligator-pear, a West Indian fruit.
She ate nothing but alligator-pear salad and hothouse grapes, drank a little champagne, and took cognac in her coffee.Song of the Lark|Willa Cather
Alligator-pear salad—more to be desired than gold, yea, than much fine gold—is offered to me.Bizarre|Lawton Mackall