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avocado (n.)

可食用, 油性果实, 美洲热带地区常见的一种树, 1763年, 从西班牙文 avocado, 改变(受早期西班牙文 avocado “律师” 的民间词源影响, 与 advocate (n.) 来自同一拉丁语源), 从早期 aguacate, 从纳瓦特尔(阿兹特克) ahuakatl “鳄梨” (次要意思是“睾丸”, 可能是基于相似性), 从原纳桓族 *pawa “鳄梨”. 作为色名, 最早见于1945年. 英文腐 alligator (pear), 是1763年, 来自墨西哥西班牙语 alvacata, alligato.

Origin and meaning of avocado

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Definitions of avocado from WordNet
1
avocado (n.)
a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed;
Synonyms: alligator pear / avocado pear / aguacate
avocado (n.)
tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits;
Synonyms: avocado tree / Persea Americana
2
avocado (adj.)
of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocado;
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