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/avagáda, abagáda (Inagua); abakáda (Exuma); apakáda (Mayag.); alvakáda (Inagua)/ [cf. Guatemalan Sp. avocate (in contrast to standard Sp. aguacate) WFF and OED avogato 1697] n. the avocado, Persea gratissima: 1788 Avogado tree (Schoepf 307). 1830 Abbogada pears (quoted by Defries 1917:xix). 1889 Alvocado pear (Gardner 403). = ALLIGATOR PEAR, ALLIGATOR TREE, PEAR

Tags: fruit, noun, plant

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Last update: 2012-01-29 19:09
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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