Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Fact of the Day: Alligator Pear

An old nickname for avocados were "alligator pears". 

11 comments:

shwet said...

Is it? i didn't know this.

roughterrain crane said...

Avocados are still called alligator pears in China.

Pat Hatt said...

At least they don't bite back

Christine said...

This is new to me.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That is such an apt nickname! Have never heard it before!

Al Penwasser said...

Can you make a suitcase out of them? Or shoes?
Well, at least we'll always have guacamole.

peppylady (Dora) said...

You had me going. I was thinking it was a different varity of pear.

Mary Kirkland said...

Now that I can understand.

Henny Penny said...

That's neat. I can see why.

Huggybear said...

I'm buggered if I can see any alligator resemblance.
Maybe I need my eyes retested??????
"Alligator, crocodile or great white shark" avocado, they will
all taste the delightful same to me.
Colin

Martha said...

Oh, interesting!