alligator pear

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, 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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Identifiable by its thin, tough, green rind and somewhat watery flesh, the alligator pear was cultivated in the United States as far back as 1766, when it reportedly thrived in St.
All 10 alligator pear victims were "educated professionals, yet unaware of safe methods of de-stoning an avocado," according to researchers who presented their findings at the summer meeting of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons.