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feijoa

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noun fei·joa \fā-ˈyō-ə, -ˈhō-ə\

Definition of feijoa

  1. :  the green round or oval juicy fruit of a shrub or small tree (Feijoa sellowiana) of the myrtle family that is native to South America and is grown commercially especially in New Zealand; also :  the tree or shrub



Origin and Etymology of feijoa

New Latin, genus name, from João da Silva Feijó †1824 Brazilian naturalist


First Known Use: 1898


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