avocado

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English[edit]

An avocado

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from American Spanish avocado, altered—by folk-etymological association with abogado (lawyer)—from the earlier aguacate, which comes from Classical Nahuatl āhuacatl (avocado). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) Doublet of abacate.

The first mention can be found in the 1696 catalogue of Jamaican plants.[1]

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Noun[edit]

avocado (countable and uncountable, plural avocados or avocadoes)

  1. The large, usually yellowish-green or black, pulpy fruit of the avocado tree.
    Synonyms: alligator pear, avocado pear, butter pear, butter fruit, abacate
  2. The avocado tree, Persea americana, of the laurel family.
  3. (color, chiefly uncountable) A dark chartreuse colour, like the colour of the skin of an avocado.
    avocado:  

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Irish: abhacád

Translations[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

avocado (not comparable)

  1. Of a dull yellowish-green colour.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hans Sloane (1696) Catalogus plantarum quae in insula Jamaica[1] (in Latin)

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Danish[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl āhuacatl (avocado).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

avocado c (singular definite avocadoen, plural indefinite avocadoer)

  1. avocado

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish avocado.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌaː.voːˈkaː.doː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: avo‧ca‧do

Noun[edit]

avocado m (plural avocado's)

  1. avocado, alligator pear

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

avocado m (invariable)

  1. avocado

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From aguacate, possibly influenced by a Caribbean language.

Noun[edit]

avocado m (plural avocados)

  1. (Philippines) avocado
    Synonym: aguacate
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

avocado m (feminine singular avocada, masculine plural avocados, feminine plural avocadas)

  1. Masculine singular past participle of avocar.

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