guava

A guava is a small, sweet tropical fruit. The tree that guavas grow on is also called a guava.

Most guavas are green, with slightly bumpy skin, often ripening to a yellow or almost maroon color. Though a guava smells a lot like a lemon, its pale pink flesh and juice are sweet and mild, sometimes described as a cross between a ripe pear and a strawberry. Guavas are native to South America, Central America, and Mexico, and their name comes from an Arawakan word for "guava tree."

Definitions of guava
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n small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruit

Synonyms:
Psidium littorale, strawberry guava, yellow cattley guava
Type of:
fruit tree
tree bearing edible fruit

n small tropical American shrubby tree; widely cultivated in warm regions for its sweet globular yellow fruit

Synonyms:
Psidium guajava, guava bush, true guava
Type of:
fruit tree
tree bearing edible fruit

n tropical fruit having yellow skin and pink pulp; eaten fresh or used for e.g. jellies

Type of:
edible fruit
edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh

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