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gua·va

 (gwä′və)
n.
1. Any of various tropical American shrubs and trees of the genus Psidium, especially P. guajava, widely cultivated for its edible fruit, having greenish skin and sweet white or pink flesh.
2. The fruit of this plant.

[Spanish guayaba, perhaps of Arawakan origin.]

guava

(ˈɡwɑːvə)
n
1. (Plants) any of various tropical American trees of the myrtaceous genus Psidium, esp P. guajava, grown in tropical regions for their edible fruit
2. (Plants) the fruit of such a tree, having yellow skin and pink pulp: used to make jellies, jams, etc
[C16: from Spanish guayaba, from a South American Indian word]

gua•va

(ˈgwɑ və)

n., pl. -vas.
1. any tropical American tree or shrub of the genus Psidium, of the myrtle family, esp. P. guajava.
2. the large yellow fruit of this tree.
[1545–55; < Sp guayaba < Arawak]

guava


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A tropical edible fruit, which turns from green to yellow when ripe. The fruit is best stewed or made into jam or jelly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guava - small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruitguava - small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruit
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
2.guava - small tropical American shrubby treeguava - small tropical American shrubby tree; widely cultivated in warm regions for its sweet globular yellow fruit
guava - tropical fruit having yellow skin and pink pulp; eaten fresh or used for e.g. jellies
fruit tree - tree bearing edible fruit
3.guava - tropical fruit having yellow skin and pink pulp; eaten fresh or used for e.g. jellies
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
guava bush, Psidium guajava, true guava, guava - small tropical American shrubby tree; widely cultivated in warm regions for its sweet globular yellow fruit
Translations
ثَمَر الجوافَه
guava
guava
guava
gúavaber
guava
guava

guava

[ˈgwɑːvə] Nguayaba f

guava

[ˈgwɑːvə] ngoyave f

guava

nGuave f; (= tree also)Guavenbaum m

guava

(ˈgwaːvə) noun
the yellow pear-shaped fruit of a type of tropical tree.
References in classic literature ?
It was a ring of land round a deep lagoon, uninhabited, and covered only with scrub and wild guava.
Even the brush-wood is an imported fruit-tree, namely, the guava, which from its abundance has become as noxious as a weed.
He kept Macmurdo in cigars and sent over quantities of shells, cayenne pepper, hot pickles, guava jelly, and colonial produce to Lady Jane.
Miss Mills had sailed, and Dora and I had gone aboard a great East Indiaman at Gravesend to see her; and we had had preserved ginger, and guava, and other delicacies of that sort for lunch; and we had left Miss Mills weeping on a camp-stool on the quarter-deck, with a large new diary under her arm, in which the original reflections awakened by the contemplation of Ocean were to be recorded under lock and key.
For three days I lived off guavas, OHIA-apples, and bananas, all of which grew wild in the jungle.
Official sources told reporter on Thursday that, aim of the programme was to expand cultivation of Guava on large scale in the Punjab and after success the same would be replicated in other districts of the Punjab.
He also said that a seminar will also be held on the occasion to highlight the importance of guava which can earn foreign exchange through its export.
Syed Siraj Rashdi, President, Sindh Chamber of Agriculture, told the participants that as many as 13 varieties of guava are produced in Larkana and recently one sample has been introduced from Indonesia but the local produce is far better than others which are not only very sweet but very tasty as well.
Another customer expressed his concern over the difference in rates between local and hybrid guava.
Experimental results showed the potential of clonal propagation of guava through soft wood cuttings treated with auxin under simpler and cheaper low-plastic tunnel.
Although this species of cattley guava produces flower buds in young buddings, there are no reports of response to fructification pruning or phenological synchronism with the guava tree.
Land area of guava fruit cultivation was 13,353 hectare in 2010-11.