An avocado is a fruit with a thick green skin and mild, creamy flesh. If you've ever eaten guacamole, you've tasted avocado.

It might seem strange that an avocado is a fruit, because it's not sweet. Avocados have to be cut open before you eat them, and the hard pit in the middle needs to be removed. The inside of an avocado is firm but soft, a pale green shade. The word avocado is Spanish, from aguacate, and rooted in a Proto-Aztecan word, *pawa, that also meant avocado.

Definitions of avocado

n a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed

aguacate, alligator pear, avocado pear
Type of:
edible fruit
edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh

n tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits

Persea Americana, avocado tree
Type of:
fruit tree
tree bearing edible fruit

adj of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocado

being or having or characterized by hue

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