a shrub or small tree, Crataegus uniflora, of the eastern and southern coastal areas of the U.S., having pear-shaped, orange-red fruit.
Why Avocados are Called Alligator Pears and More Wacky NamesAs 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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- peanut heaven,
- peanut oil,
- peanut worm,
- pear psylla,
- pear thrips,
- pear, prickly,
Also called blackthorn.
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