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 for alligator pear
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alligator \Al"li*ga`tor\, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el
     lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L.
     lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard.]
     1. (Zool.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile
        family, peculiar to America. It has a shorter and broader
        snout than the crocodile, and the large teeth of the lower
        jaw shut into pits in the upper jaw, which has no marginal
        notches. Besides the common species of the southern United
        States, there are allied species in South America.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Mech.) Any machine with strong jaws, one of which opens
        like the movable jaw of an alligator; as,
        (a) (Metal Working) a form of squeezer for the puddle
        (b) (Mining) a rock breaker;
        (c) (Printing) a kind of job press, called also alligator
            [1913 Webster]
     Alligator apple (Bot.), the fruit of the Anona palustris,
        a West Indian tree. It is said to be narcotic in its
        properties. --Loudon.
     Alligator fish (Zool.), a marine fish of northwestern
        America ({Podothecus acipenserinus).
     Alligator gar (Zool.), one of the gar pikes ({Lepidosteus
        spatula) found in the southern rivers of the United
        States. The name is also applied to other species of gar
     Alligator pear (Bot.), a corruption of Avocado pear. See
     Alligator snapper, Alligator tortoise, Alligator turtle
        (Zool.), a very large and voracious turtle ({Macrochelys
        lacertina) inhabiting the rivers of the southern United
        States. It sometimes reaches the weight of two hundred
        pounds. Unlike the common snapping turtle, to which the
        name is sometimes erroneously applied, it has a scaly head
        and many small scales beneath the tail. This name is
        sometimes given to other turtles, as to species of
     Alligator wood, the timber of a tree of the West Indies
        ({Guarea Swartzii).
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Avocado \Av`o*ca"do\, n. [Corrupted from the Mexican ahuacatl:
     cf. Sp. aguacate, F. aguacat['e], avocat, G. avogadobaum.]
     The pulpy fruit of Persea gratissima, a tree of tropical
     America. It is about the size and shape of a large pear; --
     called also avocado pear, alligator pear, midshipman's
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  alligator pear
      n 1: a pear-shaped tropical fruit with green or blackish skin
           and rich yellowish pulp enclosing a single large seed [syn:
           avocado, alligator pear, avocado pear, aguacate]

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