Definition of Guava

1. Noun. Small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruit.

Exact synonyms: Psidium Littorale, Strawberry Guava, Yellow Cattley Guava
Group relationships: Genus Psidium, Psidium
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree



2. Noun. Small tropical American shrubby tree; widely cultivated in warm regions for its sweet globular yellow fruit.
Exact synonyms: Guava Bush, Psidium Guajava, True Guava
Group relationships: Genus Psidium, Psidium
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree

3. Noun. Tropical fruit having yellow skin and pink pulp; eaten fresh or used for e.g. jellies.
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Guava Bush, Psidium Guajava, True Guava

Definition of Guava

1. n. 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.

Definition of Guava

1. Noun. A tropical tree or shrub of the myrtle family, ''psidium guajava''. ¹

2. Noun. Its yellowish tropical fruit, 1ΒΌ 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Guava

1. a tropical shrub [n -S]

Medical Definition of Guava

1. 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. Origin: Sp. Guayaba the guava fruit, guayabo the guava tree; prob. Fr. The native West Indian name. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guava

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guarinoite
guarish
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guarishes
guarri
guarriboom
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guars
guatita
guava (current term)
guava bush
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gub'mint
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gubberment
gubbins
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gubernacula

Literary usage of Guava

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1. The California Fruits and how to Grow Them: A Manual of Methods which Have by Edward James Wickson (1921)
"Mr. DW Coolidge, of Pasadena, gives his judgment of the standing of the guava in California as follows: The guava is a plant of great value as an ornamental ..."

2. Fruit Recipes: A Manual of the Food Value of Fruits and Nine Hundred by Riley Maria Fletcher Berry (1907)
"("Strawberry" is a name also familiarly applied to a small pink variety of the common guava.) The thick-fleshed pear and apple types (taking their names ..."

3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1892)
"The names "pear" guava and "apple" guava come from their resemblance in form to these ... The guava jelly, which is known the world over as one of the most ..."

4. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1917)
"The white guava is a small, round fruit, grayish-white or yellow in color ... The pear-shaped fruit, the guava of Peru, is about twice the size of the white ..."

5. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1849)
"Slaten Island, NY November, 1848. ART. VI. The guava (Psidium ... we were struck with the appearance of a plant of this guava laden with fruit. ..."

6. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1892)
"The Red guava is a common variety in the East and West Indies, ... It resembles in tree and fruit the Lemon guava, except that the fruit is red, beautiful, ..."

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