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feijoa

[fey-yoh-uh, -hoh-uh] /feɪˈyoʊ ə, -ˈhoʊ ə/
noun
1.
a shrub, Feijoa sellowiana, of the myrtle family, native to South America, bearing edible, greenish, plumlike fruit.
2.
the fruit of this shrub.
Also called pineapple guava.
Origin of feijoa
< New Latin (1858), after João da Silva Feijó (1760-1824), Brazilian soldier and naturalist; see -a2
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  • The feijoa is also an egg-shaped fruit with a thin lime-green skin.
British Dictionary definitions for feijoa

feijoa

/fiːˈdʒəʊə/
noun
1.
an evergreen myrtaceous shrub, Feijoa sellowiana, of South America
2.
the fruit of this shrub
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, named after J. da Silva Feijo, 19th-century Spanish botanist
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