plural -s
: a large South American timber tree (Patagonula americana) of the family Boraginaceae
: the highly valued hard tough heavy wood of the guayabi:
: a thick whitish or pale brown sapwood that is used especially for parts or articles (as tool handles and oars) subject to rough usage and recurrent strain
: a heartwood usually variegated in shades of brown or blackish purple and capable of taking a high polish that is used for fine furniture, turning, and cabinetwork

Word History


American Spanish guayabí, guayaibí, from Guarani guayavi

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“Guayabi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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