An avocado



  • The large, usually yellowish-green or black, pulpy fruit of the avocado tree.
  • The avocado tree, Persea americana, of the laurel family.
  • A dark chartreuse colour, like the colour of the skin of an avocado.



  • Borrowed from American Spanish avocado, altered—by folk-etymological association with abogado—from the earlier aguacate, which comes from Classical Nahuatl āhuacatl. abacate.
  • The first mention can be found in the 1696 catalogue of Jamaican plants.

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