(A*vie") adv. [Pref. a- + vie.] Emulously. [Obs.]
(||A`vi*fau"na) n. [NL., fr. L. avis bird + E. fauna.] (Zoöl.) The birds, or all the kinds of birds,
inhabiting a region.
(Av`i*ga"to) n. See Avocado.
(A`vignon" ber"ry) (Bot.) The fruit of the Rhamnus infectorius, eand of other species of
the same genus; so called from the city of Avignon, in France. It is used by dyers and painters for
coloring yellow. Called also French berry.
(A*vile") v. t. [OF. aviler, F. avilir; a (L. ad) + vil vile. See Vile.] To abase or debase; to vilify; to
Want makes us know the price of what we avile.
(A*vis") n. [F. avis. See Advice.] Advice; opinion; deliberation. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(A*vise") v. t. [F. aviser. See Advise, v. t.]
1. To look at; to view; to think of. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. To advise; to counsel. [Obs.] Shak.
To avise one's self, to consider with one's self, to reflect, to deliberate. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Now therefore, if thou wilt enriched be,
Avise thee well, and change thy willful mood.
(A*vise"), v. i. To consider; to reflect. [Obs.]
(A*vise"ful) a. Watchful; circumspect. [Obs.]
With sharp, aviseful eye.
(A*vise"ly), adv. Advisedly. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(A*vise"ment) n. Advisement; observation; deliberation. [Obs.]
(A*vi"sion) n. Vision. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(A*vi"so) n. [Sp.]
1. Information; advice.
2. An advice boat, or dispatch boat.
(||Av`o*ca"do) n. [Corrupted from the Mexican ahuacatl: cf. Sp. aguacate, F. aguacaté, avocat,
G. avogadobaum.] The pulpy fruit of Persea gratissima, a tree of tropical America. It is about the size
and shape of a large pear; called also avocado pear, alligator pear, midshipman's butter.
(||Av`o*cat) n. [F.] An advocate.