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Guava   /gwˈɑvə/   Listen
Guava

noun
1.
Small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruit.  Synonyms: Psidium littorale, strawberry guava, yellow cattley guava.
2.
Small tropical American shrubby tree; widely cultivated in warm regions for its sweet globular yellow fruit.  Synonyms: guava bush, Psidium guajava, true guava.
3.
Tropical fruit having yellow skin and pink pulp; eaten fresh or used for e.g. jellies.



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"Guava" Quotes from Famous Books



... is admirably adapted for the growth of fruit trees of the hardier tropical kinds, for although the tenderer kinds grow there also, they do not arrive at perfection. The loquat, the guava, the orange, and the banana, are of slow growth, but the vine, the fig, the pomegranate, and others, flourish beyond description, as do English fruit trees of every kind. It is to be observed, that the climate of the plains of Adelaide and that of the hills are distinct. I have been in ...
— Expedition into Central Australia • Charles Sturt

... of the Argentine imitation of Holland Dutch. Standard Brazilian dessert with guava or quince paste. Named not from "dish" but the River Plate district of the Argentine from whence it was borrowed ...
— The Complete Book of Cheese • Robert Carlton Brown



Words linked to "Guava" :   genus Psidium, fruit tree, Psidium littorale, edible fruit, Psidium



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