Definition of guava
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 yellow-skined fruit with sweet acid yellow or pink flesh
2 : the roundish to pear-shaped fruit of a guava
Recent Examples of guava from the Web
Other fruit or juices popular in tiki cocktails include guava, lychee, mango, papaya, tangerine, tamarind and peach.
There are pineapple, watermelon, guava, peach, cucumber and all sorts of fruits at your neighborhood fruit stand.
Our pineapple guava shrub is 4 years old and looks attractive but has not produced fruit.
Believe, which was released during Britney’s mid-2000s breakdown, is a fruitchouli blend of guava, tangerine, honeysuckle, praline, and patchouli.
Little surprises pop up everywhere, from smoky urfa biber pepper (on yogurt) to oozy guava jam (alongside a cheese biscuit).
The full menu features more than 30 flavors, such as Mai Tai, kiwi, guava and margarita.
Pineapple, papaya, guava, Meyer lemon, even dry seaweed — all of these ingredients are being used by local craft breweries to create new spring and summer beers.
And my strawberry guava mimosa ($6) tasted luxe, like sunshine and relaxation.
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Did You Know?
This is any of many trees and shrubs of a genus that is native to the New World tropics. The two important species are common guava and cattley, or strawberry, guava. The sweet pulp of the common guava fruit has a musky, sometimes pungent odor. The pulp of the strawberry guava fruit has a strawberry-like flavor. Guavas are processed into jams, jellies, and preserves. Fresh guavas are rich in vitamins A, B, and C. They are eaten raw, sliced, and are often served in desserts.
Origin and Etymology of guava
Spanish guaba, guayaba, perhaps from Taino
First Known Use: 1604See Words from the same year
GUAVA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of guava for English Language Learners
: the sweet yellow fruit of a tropical American tree
: a tree that produces guavas
GUAVA Defined for Kids
Definition of guava for Students
: the sweet fruit of a tropical American tree that has yellow or pink pulp
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