Pear vs Avocado what difference

what is difference between Pear and Avocado

English

Etymology

From Middle English pere, from Old English pere, common North and West Germanic, from Vulgar Latin *pira, originally the plural of Latin pirum but reconstrued as a feminine singular. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Peere (pear), Dutch peer (pear), Danish pære (pear), French poire (pear), German Birne (pear), Icelandic pera (pear), Swedish päron (pear).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɛə/, [pʰeə]
  • (General American) enPR: pâr, IPA(key): /pɛɚ/
  • (Indian English) IPA(key): /ˈpiːə(r)/
  • Rhymes: -ɛə(r)
  • Homophones: pair, pare

Noun

pear (plural pears)

  1. An edible fruit produced by the pear tree, similar to an apple but elongated towards the stem.
  2. A type of fruit tree (Pyrus communis).
    Synonym: pear tree
  3. The wood of the pear tree (pearwood, pear wood).
  4. Choke pear (a torture device).
  5. (Jamaican) avocado, alligator pear
  6. A desaturated chartreuse yellow colour, like that of a pear.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • warden

Anagrams

  • Earp, Pera, Rape, aper, pare, prae-, præ-, rape, reap

Galician

Alternative forms

  • piar

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *pilare, from Latin pīla (pillar).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /peˈaɾ/

Noun

pear m (plural peares)

  1. pillar
    Synonym: columna
  2. window sill
    Synonym: peitoril
  3. one of several stone pillars placed by way of a bridge
    Synonym: poldra

Related terms

  • Os Peares

References

  • “pear” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI – ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “piar” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez – Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • “pear” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI – ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “pear” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “piar” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Jamaican Creole

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpʲeɹ/
  • Hyphenation: pear

Noun

pear (plural: pear dem, quantified: pear)

  1. avocado

See also

  • ackee

Further reading

  • Richard Allsopp (main editor), Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage, 2003 (reprint by The University of the West Indies Press, originally 1996 by Oxford University Press), ISBN 9789766401450 (originally ISBN-10: 976-640-145-4), page 434

West Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian pār, ultimately from Latin pār.

Noun

pear n (plural pearen, diminutive pearke)

  1. pair, couple

Further reading

  • “pear”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011


English

Etymology

Borrowed from American Spanish avocado, altered—by folk-etymological association with abogado (lawyer)—from the earlier aguacate, which comes from Classical Nahuatl āhuacatl (avocado). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) Doublet of abacate.

The first mention can be found in the 1696 catalogue of Jamaican plants.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ævəˈkɑːdəʊ/
  • (General American) enPR: ăvəkäʹdō, IPA(key): /ɑvəˈkɑdoʊ/, [ɑvəˈkɑɾoʊ], /ævəˈkɑdoʊ/, [ævəˈkɑɾoʊ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑːdəʊ

Noun

avocado (countable and uncountable, plural avocados or avocadoes)

  1. The large, usually yellowish-green or black, pulpy fruit of the avocado tree.
    Synonyms: alligator pear, avocado pear, butter pear, butter fruit, abacate
  2. The avocado tree, Persea americana, of the laurel family.
  3. (color, chiefly uncountable) A dark chartreuse colour, like the colour of the skin of an avocado.

Derived terms

  • avocado pear
  • Hass avocado

Descendants

  • Irish: abhacád

Translations

Adjective

avocado (not comparable)

  1. Of a dull yellowish-green colour.

Translations

See also

  • guacamole
  • Appendix:Colors

References

Further reading

  • avocado on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Persea americana on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Persea americana on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
  • avocado at USDA Plants database
  • Michael Quinion (2004) , “Avocado”, in Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books in association with Penguin Books, →ISBN
  • cookbook:avocado on Wikibooks.Wikibooks

Danish

Alternative forms

  • avokado

Etymology

From Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl āhuacatl (avocado).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [aʋoˈkʰæːd̥o]

Noun

avocado c (singular definite avocadoen, plural indefinite avocadoer)

  1. avocado

Inflection


Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish avocado.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌaː.voːˈkaː.doː/
  • Hyphenation: avo‧ca‧do

Noun

avocado m (plural avocado’s)

  1. avocado, alligator pear

Derived terms

  • avocadoboom

Descendants

  • Indonesian: avokad
  • Sranan Tongo: afkati

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /a.voˈka.do/
  • Rhymes: -ado

Noun

avocado m (invariable)

  1. avocado

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aboˈkado/, [a.β̞oˈka.ð̞o]
  • Homophone: abocado

Etymology 1

From aguacate, possibly influenced by a Caribbean language.

Noun

avocado m (plural avocados)

  1. (Philippines) avocado
    Synonym: aguacate
Descendants

Etymology 2

Verb

avocado m (feminine singular avocada, masculine plural avocados, feminine plural avocadas)

  1. Masculine singular past participle of avocar.

Further reading

  • “avocado” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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