- any of several tropical American plants (genus Psidium) of the myrtle family, esp. a tree (P. guajava) bearing a yellowish, round or pear-shaped, edible fruit
- the fruit, used for jelly, preserves, etc.
Origin of guavaSpanish guayaba ; from Taino guayavá, probably ultimately ; from Tupí
- Any of various tropical American shrubs and trees of the genus Psidium, especially P. guajava, widely cultivated for its edible fruit, having greenish skin and sweet white or pink flesh.
- The fruit of this plant.
Origin of guavaSpanish guayaba, perhaps of Arawakan origin.