the fruit of a West Indian tree, Grias cauliflora, somewhat resembling the mango.
the tree itself.
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.
Origin of anchovy pear
First recorded in 1690–1700
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British Dictionary definitions for anchovy pear
a Jamaican tree, Grias cauliflora, bearing edible fruits that taste like the mango: family Lecythidaceae
Word Origin for anchovy pear
C18: so called from the use of the fruit as an hors d'oeuvre
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