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      n   pl   , -dos  
1    a pear-shaped fruit having a leathery green or blackish skin, a large stony seed, and a greenish-yellow edible pulp  
2    the tropical American lauraceous tree, Persea americana, that bears this fruit  
3    a dull greenish colour resembling that of the fruit,   (Also called (for senses 1, 2))    avocado pear, alligator pear  
     (C17: from Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuacatl testicle, alluding to the shape of the fruit)  
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