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'Avocado' actually comes from a word meaning 'testicle'

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When the Aztecs discovered the avocado in 500 BC, they named it āhuacatl, which translates to "testicle."
It is likely that the texture, shape, and size of the fruit , as well as the way it grows in pairs, inspired the name of the avocado.
However, after the Spanish conquerers arrived, the Aztec name was revised to "aguacate" which did not translate into "testicle."
People also speculate that the word guacamole translates to "testicle sauce," but this myth has been debunked by a Mesoamerican language specialist.
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