Definitions for: Guava


[n] tropical fruit having yellow skin and pink pulp; eaten fresh or used for e.g. jellies
[n] small tropical American shrubby tree; widely cultivated in warm regions for its sweet globular yellow fruit
[n] small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruit



Webster (1913) Definition: Gua"va, n. [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.

Synonyms: guava bush, Psidium guajava, Psidium littorale, strawberry guava, true guava, yellow cattley guava

See Also: edible fruit, fruit tree, genus Psidium, guava, guava, guava bush, Psidium, Psidium guajava, true guava

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