noun, plural av·o·ca·dos.
Examples from the Web for avocado
De Merode sits at a long table and digs into a plate piled with rice, beans, and avocado.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I have three piles of fundraising,” she said, pushing aside a sliced egg and avocado salad to demonstrate.Can New York Democrat Zephyr Teachout Stop Governor Andrew Cuomo?|David Freedlander|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Any time of the day here is good to try tayoyos, an oval-shaped cake made of masa and stuffed with beans and avocado leaves.
Chipotle noted in a recent investor letter that they might cut back on their signature guacamole because of avocado scarcity.America’s Next Agricultural Revolution Will Happen Indoors|Sarah Kunst|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of note: The bracketed [a] in the titles means that this is an avocado, as opposed to a male [m] or female [f].Five Subreddits You May Have Missed, and Probably Still Should Give a Miss|Kelly Williams Brown|April 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Avocado was the name given by the Spanish conquistadores to the Persea gratissima, whose fruit is the “alligator pear.”"Gombo Zhbes"|Lafcadio Hearn
They have not the plantain, good 21 baked, nor the avocado or alligator pear, which fried in butter or oil is so admirable.The Art of Entertaining|M. E. W. Sherwood
The avocado pear-tree, I should think, has no relations among trees!Adventures of a Young Naturalist|Lucien Biart
The avocado pear is one of the most highly prized of tropical fruits.Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle
Cornelius nodded to several of the soldiers, who led the supercargo away behind an avocado tree.A Son Of The Sun|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for avocado
noun plural -dos
- a dull greenish colour resembling that of the fruit
- (as modifier)an avocado bathroom suite
Word Origin for avocado
Word Origin and History for avocado
1763, from Spanish avocado, altered (by folk etymology influence of earlier Spanish avocado "lawyer," from same Latin source as advocate (n.)) from earlier aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuakatl "avocado" (with a secondary meaning "testicle" probably based on resemblance), from proto-Nahuan *pawa "avocado." As a color-name, first attested 1945. The English corruption alligator (pear) is 1763, from Mexican Spanish alvacata, alligato.