guayabi

noun gua·ya·bi \¦gwīə¦bē\

Definition of guayabi

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a large South American timber tree (Patagonula americana) of the family Boraginaceae

  2. 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

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Origin and Etymology of guayabi

American Spanish guayabí, guayaibí, from Guarani guayavi


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