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[gwah-kuh-moh-lee; Spanish gwah-kah-maw-le]
noun Mexican Cookery.
  1. a dip of mashed avocado mixed with tomato, onion, and seasonings.
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Origin of guacamole

1915–20; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl āhuacamōlli literally, avocado sauce; see avocado, mole6
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British Dictionary definitions for guacamole


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


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

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