Definition of feijoa
: 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
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Pineapple guava plants, also called feijoa shrubs, can be grown in foundation plantings, used as hedges or developed into tree forms with their attractive silvery foliage.
Most of the plants – gardenia, camellia, citrus, feijoa, rosemary, mondo grass and herbs – are all doing very well.
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Origin and Etymology of feijoa
New Latin, genus name, from João da Silva Feijó †1824 Brazilian naturalist
First Known Use: 1898See Words from the same year
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