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2015-02-26 16:28:35

New brand aims to take over America's taste buds, encouraging increased consumption and sales of fruits and vegetables, including avocados IRVING, Texas, Feb.

2015-02-13 23:03:19

Bel Marra Health,, a company that offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new study revealing that a daily apple should be accompanied

2015-02-03 08:33:52

Study Resonates High with Hispanic Community Given Cardiovascular Disease Is Leading Killer of U.S. Hispanics IRVINE, Calif., Feb.

2015-01-20 08:27:18

EXTRA host/author and his wife share guacamole recipes to unify rival fans during football season IRVING, Texas, Jan.

2015-01-13 12:25:05

Field of Green Can be Rough, But New Research Shows Dipping into the Bowl of Green Seemingly Polite IRVINE, Calif., Jan.

2015-01-08 08:28:47

Study Examines Avocado's Effects on CVD Risk Factors IRVINE, Calif., Jan.

2014-11-28 23:02:00

Agein.com, the Internet’s premier anti-aging web site focusing on anti-aging tips, news, and advice from some of the foremost experts in the industry, is releasing its top diet and personal

2014-07-10 08:29:08

Study Explores Improvements in the Absorption of Vitamin A When Avocados are Eaten With Tomatoes or Carrots IRVINE, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consuming a whole fresh avocado with

2014-06-11 23:10:49

Two moms certified as Holistic Health Coaches will explore their families’ experiences as they embark on the Suburban

2014-05-27 23:11:59

Urban legend says that eating apples will improve one’s health. According to Dr.


Latest Avocado Reference Libraries

Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Recalcitrant seeds
2013-08-21 08:52:36

Recalcitrant seeds are seeds that have to be protected from certain elements, such as drying and freezing, to remain viable. Seeds must be maintained at temperatures no less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit and does not have long shelf lives. Damage to the seeds results when they are allowed to dry out excessively, damaging the intracellular structures of the seeds, along with the forming of toxic chemicals within the seed. Recalcitrant seeds can be found in avocado, mango, cocoa and the...

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quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.