Nevado del Ruiz
[ ne-vah-th aw th el rwees ]
/ nɛˈvɑ ðɔ ðɛl ˈrwis /
a volcano in W central Colombia, in the Andes: eruption 1985. 17,720 feet (5401 meters).
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.
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