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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Avocado \Av`o*ca"do\, n. [Corrupted from the Mexican ahuacatl:
   cf. Sp. aguacate, F. aguacat['e], avocat, G. avogadobaum.]
   The pulpy fruit of {Persea gratissima}, a tree of tropical
   America. It is about the size and shape of a large pear; --
   called also {avocado pear}, {alligator pear}, {midshipman's

Source : WordNet®

     adj : of the dull yellowish green of the meat of an avocado
     n 1: a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and
          rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed [syn:
          {alligator pear}, {avocado pear}, {aguacate}]
     2: tropical American tree bearing large pulpy green fruits
        [syn: {avocado tree}, {Persea Americana}]
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