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Psidium guajava

Guava (Wiktionary)



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


  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡwɑvə/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːvə


guava (countable and uncountable, plural guavas)

  1. A tropical tree or shrub of the myrtle family, Psidium guajava.
  2. 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.
  3. A medium reddish-pink colour, like that of guava flesh (also called
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