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Avocado

Avocado is a tree and the fruit of that tree, classified in the flowering plant family, Lauraceae.

The tree grows to 20 m (65 ft), with alternately arranged, evergreen leaves, 12-25 cm long.

The flowers are inconspicuous, greenish-yellow, 5-10 mm wide.

The pear-shaped fruit is botanically a berry, from 7 to 20 cm long, and weighs between 100-1000 g.

Avocado can be grown as a houseplant from seed, although it will not normally bear fruit indoors.

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