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fei·jo·a(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.]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||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
|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
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