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guava

[gwah-vuh] /ˈgwɑ və/
noun
1.
any of numerous tropical and subtropical American trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Psidium, of the myrtle family, especially P. guajava, bearing large, yellow, round to pear-shaped fruit, and P. littorale, bearing smaller, yellowish to deep-red, oval fruit.
2.
the fruit, used for making jam, jelly, etc.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Spanish guayaba < Arawak
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guava

/ˈɡwɑːvə/
noun
1.
any of various tropical American trees of the myrtaceous genus Psidium, esp P. guajava, grown in tropical regions for their edible fruit
2.
the fruit of such a tree, having yellow skin and pink pulp: used to make jellies, jams, etc
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish guayaba, from a South American Indian word
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Word Origin and History for guavas
guava
1555, from Sp. guaya, variant of guayaba, from Arawakan (W. Indies) guayabo "guava tree."
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