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AVOCADO PEAR

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 66 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AVOCADO PEAR, the fruit of the tree Perna gratissima, which grows in the West Indies and elsewhere; the flesh is of a soft and buttery consistency and highly esteemed. The name avocado, the Spanish for " advocate," is a sound-substitute for the Aztec ahuacall; it is also corrupted into " alligator-pear." Avocato, avigato, abbogada are variants. -
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