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av•o•ca•do



Pronunciation: (av"u-kä'dō, ä"vu-), [key]
n.,
pl. -dos.

1. Also called alligator pear. a large, usually pear-shaped fruit having green to blackish skin, a single large seed, and soft, light-green pulp, borne by the tropical American tree Persea americana and its variety P. adrymifolia, often eaten raw, esp. in salads.
2. the tree itself.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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