feijoa

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fei·jo·a

 (fā-zhô′ə, -jō′-, -hō′-)
n.
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.]

feijoa

(fiːˈdʒəʊə)
n
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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