white guava
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. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • guava — /gwah veuh/, n. 1. any of numerous tropical and subtropical American trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Psidium, of the myrtle family, esp. P. guajava, bearing large, yellow, round to pear shaped fruit, and P. littorale, bearing smaller,… …   Universalium

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  • red guava — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • strawberry guava — noun small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruit • Syn: ↑guava, ↑yellow cattley guava, ↑Psidium littorale • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Psidium, ↑ge …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strawberry guava — taxobox name = Psidium littorale image caption = strawberry guava Psidium littorale var. cattleianum status = NE status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • Brazilian guava — noun South American tree having fruit similar to the true guava • Syn: ↑Psidium guineense • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized B : a So. American tree (Psidium guineense) yielding a fruit similar to the true guava * …   Useful english dictionary

  • cherry guava — /ˈtʃɛri gwavə/ (say cheree gwahvuh) noun an evergreen tree, Psidium cattleianum, with glossy green leaves, white flowers and small purplish red fruit. Also, strawberry guava …   Australian English dictionary

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