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Meaning of avocado

av•o•ca•do

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