29 January 2010

word: avocado

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I will never look at an avocado the same way ever again. And now, neither will you. (p. 49)

avocado n. 1763, avocato, avocado, earlier avogato (1697); borrowed from Spanish avocado, alteration of an earlier form similar to aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuacatl testicle.

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