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noun
Avocado. Edible pear shaped or round fruit with an egg shaped seed. The flesh is green on the outside and turns yellow closer to the seed.
also known as
alligator pear, avogado, pear
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36 comments
Grenada
Grenada
mavis
11 years ago

zaboca has been word of the day at least two times now.

a
a
11 years ago

Sometimes the word of the day is chosen automatically.

Grenada
Grenada
xavier
10 years ago

i hate zabocas

Barbados
Barbados
jarad
10 years ago

i agree with u xavier

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
jj
10 years ago

is zabocas African or Spanish i'm confused

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Rampo:
9 years ago

Did you know that in addition to avacado, zaboca is also called alligator pear.

Haiti
Haiti
Michelle
8 years ago

Jj. Zaboca is Haitian Creole

Haiti
Haiti
samuel
8 years ago

i know somebody who eat 12 zaboca in a day is name is ms g he so fat

Jamaica
Jamaica
Jovial
7 years ago

Love love love it... How can you possibly hate avocados Don't get it

Jamaica
Jamaica
Jah
7 years ago

Wi Jamaicans luv " peer " or " aligata peer "!!!

Martinique
Martinique
French Guiana
7 years ago

Zaboca is Antillean French Creole

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Rossi
6 years ago

Nah. All yuh is missin out zaboca is d best so good Yankee does chop up hand fuh taste!

Antigua & Barbuda
Antigua & Barbuda
TS
6 years ago

avocado

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
NS
6 years ago

You all who doh like zaboca maybe doh eat it with the right things or the right way.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
JVS
5 years ago

In French it is Les Avocats but with the liaison and the silent trailing consonant, it is pronounced like "lezavoca" which becomes "zaboca". (Note the reference to Haitian and French Antillean Creole)

Grenada
Grenada
Rog
5 years ago

Zaboca is most likely patois.

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Julie
4 years ago

I am 15 and I am gonna continue using this instead of avocado just to keep it alive

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Jay
4 years ago

Zaboca is the best

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
MING
4 years ago

Zaboca is the indigenous name of the fruit

Grenada
Grenada
Pearl
4 years ago

I just want to say I love in Europe and I want to tell our people stop giving away our great food recipes and our culture to Europeans. They take it and make money and then what do you have. It is bad enough your POLITICIAN SELL US OUT, we the people can save our culture ...Black people stop it on all levels.. our children need to know how rich our culture is.❤️❤️

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Barbara
4 years ago

Enjoying Zaboca on toast for breakfast

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Emelia
4 years ago

Never was a fan of Zaboca until I tried it with bacon ..love love it

Grenada
Grenada
Irv
4 years ago

Zaboca my grandfather used to call a certain type of avocado Zaboca it is well chewey and sticky really yellow so so lovely every time i eat a lovely one like that i flash back to when i was a kid in Grenada i would climb the tree and feel for the ripe ones yummy i so love them

Haiti
Haiti
Willot Romnus
3 years ago

Yes, zaboka is a Creole word used mostly in the French-Speaking Caribbean island. It's derived from "les avocats" in French. Linguistically, in some romance languages, specially Spanish, people used the letters "V" and "B" interchangeably. That's why "zavoka" has turned into *zaboka* in Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Dominica, St. Lucia, Seychelles, etc.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
3 years ago

Zaboca

Haiti
Haiti
Tony
3 years ago

Nothing tastes like a Haitian zaboca...

Haiti
Haiti
Zaboca
3 years ago

Love me some Zaboca and some bread yummy!!

Haiti
Haiti
Christine
3 years ago

Zaboca!!! So good with bread. With cornmeal. By itself 😍

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobby
2 years ago

this Trinidadian fruit is touted for its healthy fats and different vitamins and minerals.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Maur
2 years ago

Zaboca eat good wid all kinda ting boil egg it go good wid . Love Zaboca

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Nizam Ali
2 years ago

Avocados also known in the Caribbean here are called Zabocas but I think the word is weird to me don't you think

Haiti
Haiti
Tom
last year

Are avocadoes native to Haiti? how about mangoes? I think both, like breadfruit, were introduced. I lived in Verrettes for 23 years. Agrinome.

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Shana
last year

Zaboca is one of the healthiest way to store good fat. I love me some Zaboca lool

Grenada
Grenada
8 months ago

Grenadians got this word from the French. We were colonized by France before England came and took over.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Cyber
5 months ago

Zaboca is such an awesome fruit. Some salt and it good to go.

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16 days ago

The name derived from the indigenous people 1st