The grass which grows up after mowing; it is called in some countries Rowen.
The Domestic Encyclopedia by A.F.M. Willich, 1821.
The name avocado is an approximation of ahuacatl, an Aztec word. No one is certain how the name “alligator pear” came around. Some avocados are pear-shaped, although others are round or long oval. Some varieties grow best in tropical areas, where alligators can be expected to lurk.
The World Encyclopedia of Food by L. Patrick Coyle, 1982.
The name “Avalon” was thought by Geoffrey of Monmouth to come from aval, apple, and he describes this Island of Apples as a paradise where the fields never be tilled and where grapes and apples abound. The Welsh texts also refer to the island as ynys avallach, Isle of Apples.
An Arthurian Dictionary by Charles and Ruth Moorman, 1978.
Old One. A vulgar name for the Devil in Scotland and the North of England. The epithet “old,” prefixed to so many of the titles of the Devil, seems to indicate the common opinion that he can only appear in the shape of an old man.
A Dictionary of the Noted Names in Fiction by William A. Wheeler, 1865.