avocado: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (av"u-kä'dō, ä"vu-), [key]
— pl. -dos.
- 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.
- the tree itself.
- avocado (Thesaurus)