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guava


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guava  \Gua"va\,  n.  [Sp.  guayaba  the  guava  fruit,  guayabo  the 
  guava  tree;  prob.  fr  the  native  West  Indian  name.] 
  A  tropical  tree,  or  its  fruit,  of  the  genus  {Psidium.}  Two 
  varieties  are  well  known  the  {P.  pyriferum},  or  {white 
  guava},  and  {P.  pomiferum},  or  {red  guava}.  The  fruit  or 
  berry  is  shaped  like  a  pomegranate,  but  is  much  smaller.  It 
  is  somewhat  astringent,  but  makes  a  delicious  jelly. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  guava 
  n  1:  small  tropical  shrubby  tree  bearing  small  yellowish  fruit 
  [syn:  {strawberry  guava},  {yellow  cattley  guava},  {Psidium 
  littorale}] 
  2:  small  tropical  American  shrubby  tree;  widely  cultivated  in 
  warm  regions  for  its  sweet  globular  yellow  fruit  [syn:  {true 
  guava},  {guava  bush},  {Psidium  guajava}] 
  3:  tropical  fruit  having  yellow  skin  and  pink  pulp;  eaten  fresh 
  or  used  for  e.g.  jellies 




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