guayabi

noun

gua·​ya·​bi
¦gwīə¦bē
plural -s
1
: a large South American timber tree (Patagonula americana) of the family Boraginaceae
2
: the highly valued hard tough heavy wood of the guayabi:
a
: 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
b
: 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

Etymology

American Spanish guayabí, guayaibí, from Guarani guayavi

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“Guayabi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guayabi. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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