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guava

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noun gua·va \ˈgwä-və\

Simple Definition of guava

  • : the sweet yellow fruit of a tropical American tree

  • : a tree that produces guavas

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of guava

  1. 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. 2 :  the roundish to pear-shaped fruit of a guava

Origin and Etymology of guava

Spanish guaba, guayaba, perhaps from Taino


First Known Use: 1604

Rhymes with guava


GUAVA Defined for Kids

guava

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noun gua·va \ˈgwä-və\

Definition of guava for Students

  1. :  the sweet fruit of a tropical American tree that has yellow or pink pulp




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