Guava meaning

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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.
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The fruit of this plant.
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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.
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The fruit, used for jelly, preserves, etc.
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A tropical tree or shrub of the myrtle family, Psidium guajava.
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Its yellowish tropical fruit, 1¼ to 2 inches, globular or pear-shaped with thin, yellow, green or brown skin, is often made into jams and jellies. The meat is yellowish or pale green to pink in color.
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Origin of guava

  • Spanish guayaba perhaps of Arawakan origin

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

  • Recorded since 1555, from Spanish guaya, a variant of guayaba, from Arawak guayabo (“guava tree”).

    From Wiktionary