Pear vs. Avocado

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Pear and Avocado is that the Pear is a genus of plants and Avocado is a species of plant.

  • Pear

    The pear is any of several tree and shrub species of genus Pyrus , in the family Rosaceae.

    It is also the name of the pomaceous fruit of the trees. Several species of pear are valued for their edible fruit and juices, while others are cultivated as trees.

  • 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.

  • Pear (noun)

    An edible fruit produced by the pear tree, similar to an apple but elongated towards the stem.

  • Pear (noun)

    (also pear tree) A type of fruit tree (Pyrus communis).

  • Pear (noun)

    The wood of the pear tree (pearwood, pear wood).

  • Pear (noun)

    Choke pear (a torture device).

  • Pear (noun)

    avocado, alligator pear

  • 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.

  • Pear (noun)

    a sweet yellowish- or brownish-green edible fruit that is typically narrow at the stalk and wider towards the base, with sweet, slightly gritty flesh.

  • Pear (noun)

    the Eurasian tree which bears the pear.

  • 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

Leave a Comment