Definition of guava in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgwɑːvə


  • 1An edible, pale orange tropical fruit with pink juicy flesh and a strong sweet aroma.
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    • Fruits like oranges, guavas, pawpaws and others will be grown.
    • The fruits used were kumquat, orange, lemon, and guava; all fruits were uninfested and thoroughly washed and dried before an experiment.
    • I watched him this morning juicing a grapefruit, guava, blood orange, mango, plums, and grapes and pouring the elixir into a giant glass pitcher.
  • 2The small tropical American tree which bears guavas.
    • Genus Psidium, family Myrtaceae: several species, in particular P. guajava
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    • Carefully planted in extremely diverse sections, there were formal gardens, as well as fruit groves of mangoes, guavas and citrus trees.
    • Many southern gardens don't have tulips, forsythia or daffodils, but instead have guava, pineapple and amaryllis.
    • Among the invasive species found here and there are Brazilian peppertree, guava, laurel fig, melaleuca, Old World climbing fern, and strangler fig.


mid 16th century: from Spanish guayaba, probably from Taino.

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