noun Etymology: Spanish guaba, guayaba, perhaps from Taino Date: 1604 1. any of several tropical American shrubs or small trees (genus Psidium) of the myrtle family; especially a shrubby tree (P. guajava) widely cultivated for its sweet acid yellow or pink fruit 2. the roundish to pear-shaped fruit of a guava

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  • Guava — 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guava — 1550s, from Sp. guaya, variant of guayaba, from Arawakan (W. Indies) guayabo guava tree or Tupi guajava …   Etymology dictionary

  • guava — guàva ž DEFINICIJA bot. naziv za više vrsta suptropskog voća; obična guava (Psidium guajava), okruglast, ružičast i bijel, sočan, sladak plod, podrijetlom iz Meksika ETIMOLOGIJA šp. guayaba ← egz …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • guava — ► NOUN ▪ a tropical American fruit with pink juicy flesh. ORIGIN probably from Taino (an extinct Caribbean language) …   English terms dictionary

  • guava — [gwä′və] n. [Sp guayaba < Taino guayavá, prob. ult. < Tupí] 1. 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 2. the fruit,… …   English World dictionary

  • Guava — taxobox name = Guava image caption = Apple guava ( Psidium guajava ) regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Myrtales familia = Myrtaceae subfamilia = Myrtoideae genus = Psidium… …   Wikipedia

  • guava — /gwah veuh/, n. 1. any of numerous tropical and subtropical American trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Psidium, of the myrtle family, esp. P. guajava, bearing large, yellow, round to pear shaped fruit, and P. littorale, bearing smaller,… …   Universalium

  • guava — UK [ˈɡwɑːvə] / US [ˈɡwɑvə] noun [countable] Word forms guava : singular guava plural guavas a large tropical fruit with green or yellow skin. It is pink inside …   English dictionary

  • guava — peruvinė gvajava statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mirtinių šeimos maistinis, medieninis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Psidium guajava), paplitęs Centrinėje ir Pietų Amerikoje. Naudojamas gėrimams (sultims) gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Psidium… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • guava — [[t]gwɑ͟ːvə[/t]] guavas N VAR A guava is a round yellow tropical fruit with pink or white flesh and hard seeds …   English dictionary

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