What Does Avocado Mean?


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Lily Profile
Lily answered
The word "avocado" comes from the Nahuatl word āhuacatl ("testicle", a reference to the shape of the fruit).[4] Historically avocados had a long-standing stigma as a sexual stimulant and were not purchased or consumed by any person wishing to preserve a chaste image.[citation needed] Avocados were known by the Aztecs as "the fertility fruit". In some countries of South America such as Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, andUruguay, the avocado is known by its Quechua name, palta. In other Spanish-speaking countries it is called aguacate, and in Portuguese it is abacate. The fruit is sometimes called an avocado pear (due to its shape) and alligator pear (by folk etymology, perhaps influenced by the rough green skin of some cultivars). The Nahuatl āhuacatl can be compounded with other words, as in āhuacamolli, meaning "avocado soup or sauce", from which the Mexican Spanish word guacamole derives.


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Arun Raj answered
Avocado is a fruit well known for its luxuriant, buttery smooth texture and subtle nutty flavour. It is a native tropical tree of the Southern and Central American origin, but now you can find the fruit tree sprouting in regions like California, Florida and other parts of the tropical world also. The fruit formerly known as the "alligator pear" has a skin which resembles leather and is very soft. The black Haas and the green Fuerte are the most widely marketed varieties of avocados. The Haas is a smaller version of the avocado with blackish-brown skin and the Fuerte is known for its thin skin.

Haas is known to be tastier and contains less water than its counterpart Fuerte which abounds in Florida. Once the avocado is slit open, the colour disappears but if you add lime juice or lemon the discoloration slows down.

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