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Noun: avocado  ,a-vu'kaa-dow
  1. A pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed
    - alligator pear [N. Amer], avocado pear, aguacate
     
  2. Tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits
    - avocado tree, Persea Americana
     
  3. A shade of green tinged with yellow
    - yellow green, yellowish green, chartreuse, Paris green, pea green
Adjective: avocado  ,a-vu'kaa-dow
  1. Of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocado

Derived forms: avocados

See also: chromatic

Type of: edible fruit, fruit tree, green, greenness, viridity

Part of: genus Persea, Persea

Encyclopedia: Avocado, California