feijoa

noun
fei·​joa | \ fā-ˈyō-ə How to pronounce feijoa (audio) , -ˈhō-ə How to pronounce feijoa (audio) \

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

Examples of feijoa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your pineapple guava, also known as the feijoa, grows as a shrub to small tree that eventually needs a 25-gallon or larger container. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "Zinnias can be added to summer gardens in Florida," 27 July 2019 Add the dry mixture to the feijoa mixture and stir until just combined. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Feijoa, Lemon and Coconut Muffins," 13 June 2018 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. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Turn to natural insecticides to keep cucumbers worm free," 24 June 2017 Most of the plants – gardenia, camellia, citrus, feijoa, rosemary, mondo grass and herbs – are all doing very well. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, "Why did fiber optic grass lose its sparkle?," 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of feijoa

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for feijoa

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

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“Feijoa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feijoa. Accessed 8 Apr. 2020.

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