Avocado

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Persea americana

Avocado (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from American Spanish avocado, altered—by folk-etymological association with abogado (lawyer)—from the earlier aguacate, which comes from Classical Nahuatl āhuacatl (avocado). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) Doublet of abacate.

The first mention can be found in the 1696 catalogue of Jamaican plants.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ævəˈkɑːdəʊ/
  • (General American) enPR: ăvəkäʹdō, IPA(key): /ɑvəˈkɑdoʊ/, [ɑvəˈkɑɾoʊ],
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