guacamole

[ gwah-kuh-moh-lee; Spanish gwah-kah-maw-le ]
/ gwɑ kəˈmoʊ li; Spanish ˌgwɑ kɑˈmɔ lɛ /
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noun Mexican Cookery.

a dip of mashed avocado mixed with tomato, onion, and seasonings.

Nearby words

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  4. gu-,
  5. guac,
  6. guacharo,
  7. guaco,
  8. guadalajara,
  9. guadalcanal,
  10. guadalquivir

Origin of guacamole

1915–20; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl āhuacamōlli literally, avocado sauce; see avocado, mole6

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British Dictionary definitions for guacamole

guacamole

/ (ˌɡwɑːkəˈməʊlɪ) /

noun

a spread of mashed avocado, tomato pulp, mayonnaise, and seasoning
any of various Mexican or South American salads containing avocado

Word Origin for guacamole

from American Spanish, from Nahuatl ahuacamolli, from ahuacatl avocado + molli sauce

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Word Origin and History for guacamole

guacamole

n.

1920, from American Spanish guacamole, originally Mexican, from Nahuatl ahuaca-molli, from ahuacatl "avocado" + molli "sauce."

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