Alligator pear

(def 1).
Historical Examples

It was like an alligator pear—and his complexion was like those cactus fruits that likewise infest fancy grocers’ shops.
Ptomaine Street Carolyn Wells

In Florida and southern California the avocado or alligator pear is being extensively cultivated.
Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers

The aguacate, better known to us as the alligator pear, is a vegetable fruit and is used as a salad.
Industrial Cuba Robert P. Porter

“The salad is alligator pear served in half sections, with French dressing,” she said dreamily.
Outside Inn Ethel M. Kelley

Probably the man who would order “stewed tripe Spanish” wouldn’t touch an alligator pear salad.
Vignettes Of San Francisco Almira Bailey

One large or two small heads of lettuce; four medium sized tomatoes; one alligator pear.
Stevenson Memorial Cook Book Various

The Avocado was the name given by the Spanish conquistadores to the Persea gratissima, whose fruit is the “alligator pear.”
“Gombo Zhbes” Lafcadio Hearn

They have not the plantain, good 21 baked, nor the avocado or alligator pear, which fried in butter or oil is so admirable.
The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood

another name for avocado

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