Feijoa meaning

fā-zhôə, -jō-, -hō-
An evergreen shrub (Acca sellowiana syn. Feijoa sellowiana) native to South America and cultivated as an ornamental and for its sweet, tart fruit.
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A South American evergreen shrub, Feijoa sellowiana, having sweet, tart fruit.
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The green, ellipsoid fruit of this shrub.
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Origin of feijoa

  • New Latin Feijoa former genus name after João da Silva Feijó (1760–1824), Brazilian soldier and naturalist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition