alligator pear


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alligator pear:

see avocadoavocado
, tropical American broad-leaved evergreen tree of the genus Persea of the family Lauraceae (laurel family). The fruit, called avocado, alligator pear, or, in Spanish, aguacate, has a high oil content. It is eaten fresh, chiefly in salads and guacamole.
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Avocado: Also known as an alligator pear, avocados are a good source of monounsaturated fats, which help to lower cholesterol.
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Artfully at Rest: These beautiful sculpted stools from artist Dan Pollock bring the natural splendors of Alligator Pear and Golden Cedar to a new level of sophistication.