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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 butter. [1913 Webster]