guava

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Guava \Gua"va\, noun [Sp. guayaba the guava fruit, guayabo the guava tree; prob. fr. the native West Indian name.] A tropical tree, or its fruit, of the genus {Psidium}. Two varieties are well known, the {P. pyriferum}, or {white guava}, and {P. pomiferum}, or {red guava}. The fruit or berry is shaped like a pomegranate, but is much smaller. It is somewhat astringent, but makes a delicious jelly.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

guava

noun

1: small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruit [syn: {guava}, {strawberry guava}, {yellow cattley guava}, {Psidium littorale}]

2: small tropical American shrubby tree; widely cultivated in warm regions for its sweet globular yellow fruit [syn: {guava}, {true guava}, {guava bush}, {Psidium guajava}]

3: tropical fruit having yellow skin and pink pulp; eaten fresh or used for e.g. jellies


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