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NATURE & GASTRONOMY

  

 

 

  avocados

 

Myanmar

The fruit of the avocado tree (fig.) is known as avocado pear and previously also as alligator pear, due to the pear-like shape and its rough pebbled skin texture. However, avocados may also be egg-shaped or spherical and the name avocado is said to derive from the Aztec word ahuácatl which means ‘testicle’.