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 (fā-zhô′ə, -jō′-, -hō′-)
An evergreen shrub (Acca sellowiana syn. Feijoa sellowiana) native to South America and cultivated as an ornamental and for its sweet, tart fruit. Also called pineapple guava.

[New Latin Feijoa, former genus name, after João da Silva Feijó (1760-1824), Brazilian soldier and naturalist.]


1. (Botany) an evergreen myrtaceous shrub, Feijoa sellowiana, of South America
2. (Botany) the fruit of this shrub
[C19: from New Latin, named after J. da Silva Feijo, 19th-century Spanish botanist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.feijoa - South American shrub having edible greenish plumlike fruit
pineapple guava, feijoa - dark-green kiwi-sized tropical fruit with white flesh; used chiefly for jellies and preserves
genus Feijoa - small South American shrubs or trees
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.feijoa - dark-green kiwi-sized tropical fruit with white flesh; used chiefly for jellies and preserves
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
feijoa, feijoa bush - South American shrub having edible greenish plumlike fruit
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MPI continues to encourage people to check myrtle species plants for example, pohutukawa, ramarama, manuka, feijoa, and bottlebrush.
Feijoa (Acca sellowiana [Berg] Burret; Myrtaceae) is an evergreen shrub or short tree, 2 to 6 m in height (Weston 2010), and native to the highlands of southern Brazil and northeast Uruguay (Barni et al.
The effectiveness of nitrogen sources in somatic embryogenesis Feijoa.
In southern Brazil, the feijoa plant blossoms between October and January (DUCROQUET; HICKEL, 1991) and petal taste changes according to the different stages of anthesis (SAZIMA; SAZIMA, 2007).
Keywords: Feijoa sellowiana; Microsporogenesis; Megasporogensis; Male gametophyte; Female gametophyte
Dragon fruit, purple kohlrabi, feijoa, malanga -- today's produce department has become a multicultural feast of vibrant and enticing offerings.
A fabulous cocktail bar, Feijoa Amsterdam, was next to our hotel and had rightly earned its reputation for being one of the best in town.
Several studies have emphasized the antioxidant activity of species belonging to the Myrtaceae family such as Feijoa sellowiana (Weston, 2010), Psidium guajava (Tachakittirungrod et al.
La Esmeralda esta ubicada en el oriente de Manizales (05[grados]02' N, 075[grados]28' W; 2420 msnm), tiene una extension de 66 ha constituidas por areas abiertas destinadas a la ganaderia, plantaciones de pino (Pinuspatula), cultivos de frijol (Phaseolus vulgaris) y feijoa (Acca sellowiana), y bosque secundario.