Guacamole vs. Avocado

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Main Difference

The main difference between Guacamole and Avocado is that the Guacamole is a Guatemalan avocado-based dip, spread, or salad and Avocado is a species of plant

  • Guacamole

    Guacamole (Spanish: [(ɡ)wakaˈmole] (listen), see below for more; informally shortened to guac in the United States since the 1980s) is an avocado-based dip, spread, or salad first developed in Mexico. In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine, it has become part of international and American cuisine as a dip, condiment and salad ingredient.

  • Avocado

    The avocado (Persea americana) is a tree, long thought to have originated in South Central Mexico, classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. Recent archaeological research produced evidence that the avocado was present in Peru as long as 8,000 to 15,000 years ago. Avocado (also alligator pear) refers to the tree’s fruit, which is botanically a large berry containing a single large seed.

    Avocados are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world. They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical. Commercially, they ripen after harvesting. Avocado trees are partially self-pollinating and are often propagated through grafting to maintain a predictable quality and quantity of the fruit.

  • Guacamole (noun)

    An avocado-based greenish dip with onions, tomato, and spices. Common to Mexican cuisine, it is often served with tortilla chips.

  • Avocado (noun)

    The large, usually yellowish-green or black, pulpy fruit of the avocado tree.

    “alligator pear|avocado pear|butter pear|abacate”

  • Avocado (noun)

    The avocado tree, noshow=1, of the laurel family.

  • Avocado (noun)

    A dark chartreuse colour, like the colour of the meat of an avocado.


  • Avocado (adjective)

    Of a dull yellowish-green colour.

  • Avocado (noun)

    a pear-shaped fruit with a rough leathery skin and smooth, oily edible flesh

    “serve with slices of avocado”

    “a salad of avocados and oranges”

  • Avocado (noun)

    a light green colour like that of the flesh of avocados.

  • Avocado (noun)

    the tropical evergreen tree that bears the avocado, native to Central America and widely cultivated elsewhere.

Oxford Dictionary

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