alligator pear

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Synonyms for alligator pear

a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed

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Avocado: Also known as an alligator pear, avocados are a good source of monounsaturated fats, which help to lower cholesterol.
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.
While pearwood is the common term for commercial and veneer, especially in the United States, other names include: wild pear and choke pear, alligator pear, dogwood pear, Chinese pear, white pear, Nigerian pear, elsbeere, and "native" pear, which grows in western Australia.
Elsewhere, the alligator pear is now known as the West Indian avocado.