pineapple-guava

pineapple guava

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feijoa

[fey-yoh-uh, -hoh-uh]
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:
< Neo-Latin (1858), after João da Silva Feijó (1760–1824), Brazilian soldier and naturalist; see -a2

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feijoa (fiːˈdʒəʊə)
 
n
1.  an evergreen myrtaceous shrub, Feijoa sellowiana, of South America
2.  the fruit of this shrub
 
[C19: from New Latin, named after J. da Silva Feijo, 19th-century Spanish botanist]

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