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Aztecs Named The Avocado After What?

The origin of the word "avocado" traces back to the Aztec word for testicle, "ahuacatl." This may be because the shape of the fruit as well as the fact that is typically grows in pairs.

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  2. The word "sarcophagus" comes from the Greek word meaning "flesh-eating." 06:10

  3. The word "lunatic" in Latin literally means "moonstruck." 10:03

Written by Curiosity Staff July 14, 2015