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Avocado = Testicle?

I'm just nuts about these!
I’m just nuts about these!

Yes, that’s right. The uber-trendy avocado gets its name from the Aztec word “ahuacatl” which means testicle. ¬†Appropriately named as avocados often “grow in pairs and hang heavy on the tree.” ¬†Think about that next time you slice open a ripe one.

Thank you Adam Sternbergh & New York Magazine for that delightful nugget.