Also called alligator pear. a large, usually pear-shaped fruit having green to blackish skin, a single large seed, and soft, light-green pulp, borne by the tropical American tree Persea americana and its variety P. adrymifolia, often eaten raw, especially in salads.
the tree itself.
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How to use avocado in a sentence
Since the concept of planting trees is a verified way by carbon offset marketplaces to reduce planet-warming emissions, Hannah Gbeh, executive director of San Diego’s Farm Bureau branch, wonders why citrus or avocado trees wouldn’t count.
Its ingredients include avocado, fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley, and chile peppers — though Araujo keeps her own recipe and its ingredients a closely guarded secret.Why Caracas Arepa Bar’s House Salsa Is a Condiment All-Star | Tanay Warerkar | January 29, 2021 | Eater
Usually, she said, she picks up a few bulky vegetables — a bunch of kale, maybe, or a few avocados — to disguise the pricier items she slips into her bag at the self checkout.Stealing to survive: More Americans are shoplifting food as aid runs out during the pandemic | Abha Bhattarai, Hannah Denham | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
The holiday-season rum-centric box features a Filipino-inspired cocktail flavored with avocado and coconut.
We have avocados that are a great source of riboflavin, vitamins C and potassium.
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
avocado pears or alligator pears are pear-shaped, but look more like green and brown fresh figs.Harper's Round Table, October 22, 1895 | Various
The origin of that of alligator is unknown; avocado is a corruption of the Mexican ahuaca, or aguacate.Origin of Cultivated Plants | Alphonse De Candolle
Sure is nice to rub up against some Southern swells like we did that night at the avocado Club.The Job | Sinclair Lewis
The avocado is easily reproduced by budding and grafting, and the best varieties may be obtained in this manner.Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands | Gerrit Parmile Wilder
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
British Dictionary definitions for avocado
a pear-shaped fruit having a leathery green or blackish skin, a large stony seed, and a greenish-yellow edible pulp
the tropical American lauraceous tree, Persea americana, that bears this fruit
a dull greenish colour resembling that of the fruit
(as modifier): an avocado bathroom suite
- Also called (for senses 1, 2): avocado pear, alligator pear
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