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avocado Explained

avocado at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['ævə'kɔdəu]

avocado at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1763, from Sp. avocado, altered (by folk etymology influence of avocado "lawyer," from same L. source as advocate) from earlier aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuakatl "testicle." So called for its shape. As a color, first attested 1947. ///

avocado at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n also avocado pear plural avocados [C] // [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Spanish; Origin: aguacate 'avocado', from Nahuatl ahuacatl 'testicle, avocado'; influenced by Spanish avocado 'lawyer']// a fruit with a thick green or dark purple skin that is green inside and has a large seed in the middle//

avocado at German => English Of Explained:

avocado

avocado at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Fruit of Persea americana, of the laurel family, a tree native to the Western Hemisphere from Mexico south to the Andean regions. Avocados are extremely variable in shape, size, and color (green to dark purple). The outer skin may be thin, or coarse and woody. The greenish or yellowish flesh has a buttery consistency and a rich, nutty flavor. In some varieties the flesh contains as much as 25% unsaturated oil. Avocados are the principal ingredient of the Mexican sauce guacamole. They provide thiamine, riboflavin, and vitamin A.

Avocado at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Avocado \Av`o*ca"do\, n. [Corrupted from the Mexican ahuacatl:
cf. Sp. aguacate, F. aguacat['e], avocat, G. avogadobaum.]
The pulpy fruit of {Persea gratissima}, a tree of tropical
America. It is about the size and shape of a large pear; --
called also {avocado pear}, {alligator pear}, {midshipman's
butter}.

avocado at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

avocado
adj : of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocado
n 1: a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and
rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed [syn:
{alligator pear}, {avocado pear}, {aguacate}]
2: tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits
[syn: {avocado tree}, {Persea Americana}]

avocado at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Avocado

English

Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :Avocado.jpeg|thumb|An avocado
Inter: wikibooks » cookbook=avocado

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » es Inter: term » aguacate, from Inter: etyl » nah Inter: term » ahuacatl|lang=nah. Influenced by confusion with Inter: etyl » es Inter: term » abogado||lawyer.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ævəˈkɑːdəʊ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /{v@"kA:d@U/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » ăvəkäʹdō, Inter: IPA » /ɑvəˈkɑdoʊ/|/ævəˈkɑdoʊ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /Av@"kAdoU/|/{v@"kAdoU/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-avocado.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɑːdəʊ

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » s|pl2=avocadoes|pl3=rarely, the hypercorrect avocadi


  • The large, usually yellowish-green or black, pulpy fruit of the avocado tree.
    1. The avocado tree.
    2. A dull yellowish-green colour, the colour of the meat of an avocado.
    3. : Inter: color panel » avocado|6D6937

      Synonyms

      * Inter: qualifier » fruit: alligator pear, avocado pear, butter pear

      Derived terms

      * avocado pear

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » fruit

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|أفوكادو|m|tr='afukaadu
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|افوكاتو|m|p|tr=avokato|sc=Arab
  • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|avoukez|p
  • Burmese: Inter: t+ » my|ထောပတ်သီး|sc=Mymr
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » 鱷梨|鳄梨 (èlí); 酪梨 (PRC làolí, Taiwan luòlí)
  • : Min Nan: Inter: t- » nan|阿姆咖摟|tr=a-bu-kha-lo|sc=Hans
  • Czech: avokádo {{n}}
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|avocado|c, Inter: t- » da|avokado|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|avocado|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|avokado
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|avokado
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|avocat|m
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ავოკადო|tr=avokado|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Avocado|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αβοκάντο|n|tr=avokánto
  • Hebrew: אָבוֹקָדוֹ (avocado) {{m}}
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|avokádó
  • Indonesian: Inter: t- » id|alpukat
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|abhacád|m, Inter: t- » ga|piorra abhcóide|f
  • Isthmus Zapotec: yaxhu
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|avocado|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|アボカド|tr=abokado
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|아보카도|tr=abokado|sc=Hang
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|avokado|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|авокадо|n|tr=avokádo
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|avokado
    • Malayalam: Inter: t- » ml|ആത്തച്ചക്ക|sc=Mlym
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|avokado|m
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|chʼil akʼahí
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|awokado|n
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|abacate|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|авокадо|n|tr=avokádo Inter: qualifier » indeclinable
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|avokado
    • Somali: Inter: t- » so|canbaruudda
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|aguacate|m, Inter: t+ » es|palta|f Inter: qualifier » Argentina|Bolivia|Chile|Ecuador|Paraguay|Uruguay, Inter: t+ » es|cura|f Inter: qualifier » Colombia|dated
    • Swahili: parachichi (noun 9/10)
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|avokado
    • Tamil: வெண்ணைப் பழம் (veNNai pazham)
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|อาโวคาโด|tr=aawohkhaadoh
    • Tongan: Inter: t- » to|'âvoka
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|avokado
    • Tz'utujil: ooj
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|مگر ناشپاتی|m|tr=magar nashpati


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » tree
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|avocadoboom|m
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|avocatier|m
    • German: Avocado {{f}}, Avocadobaum {{m}}
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αβοκάντο|n|tr=avokánto
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|avocado|m
    • Kikuyu: mûkorobia
    • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|avokado|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|авокадо|n|tr=avokádo
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|pokok avokado
    • Nahuatl: Inter: t+ » nah|ahuacatl


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|awokado|n
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|abacateiro|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|avocado|n
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|avokado
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|aguacate|m, Inter: t+ » es|palto|m
  • Swahili: mparachichi
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|avokadoträd|n
  • Tamil: வெண்ணைப் பழ மரம் (veNNai pazha maram)
  • Tongan: Inter: t- » to|'âvoka

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » colour
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|avocat|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|avokado

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » id: apokat, alpukat, alpokat


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Adjective

    Inter: en-adj » -
  • Of a dull yellowish-green colour.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » Avocado-coloured
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|avocat|m
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|avokado


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|avokadofärgad

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * California roll
    • guacamole
    • Category: Appendix:Colors -

      References

      * Inter: R:BB » S


    Category: Category:en:Colors -
    Category: Category:en:Fruits -
    Category: Category:en:Greens -

    Danish

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=da

    Alternative forms

    * avokado

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » es|da Inter: term » aguacate|lang=es, from Inter: etyl » nah|da Inter: term » ahuacatl|āhuacatl|testicle, avocado|lang=nah.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /avokaːdo/|avoˈkʰæːd̥o|lang=da

    Noun

    Inter: da-noun » en|er
  • Inter: l » en|avocado

    Inflection

    Inter: da-noun-infl » en|er

  • Italian

    Noun

    Inter: head » it|noun|g=m Inter: in » v
  • avocado

  • Category: Category:it:Fruits -
    Translation: af » avocado
    Category: zh-min-nan:avocado -
    Translation: cs » avocado
    Translation: cy » avocado
    Translation: de » avocado
    Translation: et » avocado
    Translation: el » avocado
    Translation: eu » avocado
    Translation: fr » avocado
    Translation: gl » avocado
    Translation: ko » avocado
    Translation: io » avocado
    Translation: it » avocado
    Translation: kn » avocado
    Translation: sw » avocado
    Translation: ku » avocado
    Translation: lo » avocado
    Translation: lv » avocado
    Translation: li » avocado
    Translation: hu » avocado
    Translation: mg » avocado
    Translation: my » avocado
    Category: nah:avocado -
    Translation: fj » avocado
    Translation: nl » avocado
    Translation: pl » avocado
    Translation: pt » avocado
    Translation: ro » avocado
    Translation: fi » avocado
    Translation: sv » avocado
    Translation: tl » avocado
    Translation: ta » avocado
    Translation: th » avocado
    Translation: tr » avocado
    Translation: vi » avocado
    Translation: zh » avocado

    Avocado at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » avocado

    German

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de
    Category: Image - :Avocado fruitnfoliage.jpg|thumb|Avocado

    Noun

    Inter: de-noun » f||Avocados
  • avocado (fruit)

  • Category: Category:de:Foods -
    Category: Category:de:Fruits -
    Translation: af » Avocado
    Translation: de » Avocado
    Translation: eu » Avocado
    Translation: fr » Avocado
    Translation: ko » Avocado
    Translation: io » Avocado
    Translation: it » Avocado
    Translation: hu » Avocado
    Translation: fj » Avocado
    Translation: pl » Avocado
    Translation: pt » Avocado
    Translation: ro » Avocado
    Translation: tr » Avocado
    Translation: zh » Avocado