Guacamole: From the Aztec for testicle soup.

Guacamole has a rather interesting etymology; its origin dates back to the Aztec people of South America and was originally “ahuacamolli” (their language bearing many similarities to modern day Spanish), a combination of  “ahuácatl”, meaning testicles and “Molli” meaning soup.

The reason the word “ahuácatl” crops up here is because it was the Aztec people’s name for avocados, the Aztec people noting the similarity between the shape of the fruit and that of testicles.


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