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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A grey guava rolled to my feet.
▪ Come dessert time, the fresh guavas in cream or the not too sweet, ultra creamy flan is a must.
▪ I threw away the guava core, and it too was torn to pieces by the children.
▪ Rotting guavas and fruit flies that hover around them are also prevalent on the ridge route.
▪ The group scatters to harvest the guavas.
▪ The taste is somewhere between a guava and a grape.
▪ Wines Fruit was picked from a plantation growing mangoes, guava, grapes, oranges, lemons and bananas.
▪ Yolanda keeps an eye out for guavas.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Guava \Gua"va\, n. [Sp. guayaba the guava fruit, guayabo the guava tree; prob. fr. the native West Indian name.] A tropical tree, or its fruit, of the genus Psidium. Two varieties are well known, the P. pyriferum, or white guava, and P. pomiferum, or red guava. The fruit or berry is shaped like a pomegranate, but is much smaller. It is somewhat astringent, but makes a delicious jelly.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1550s, from Spanish guaya, variant of guayaba, from Arawakan (W. Indies) guayabo "guava tree" or Tupi guajava.


n. 1 A tropical tree or shrub of the myrtle family, ''Psidium guajava''. 2 Its yellowish tropical fruit, 1¼ to 2 inches, globular or pear-shaped with thin, yellow, green or brown skin, is often made into jams and jelly. The meat is yellowish or pale green to pink in color.

  1. n. small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruit [syn: strawberry guava, yellow cattley guava, Psidium littorale]

  2. small tropical American shrubby tree; widely cultivated in warm regions for its sweet globular yellow fruit [syn: true guava, guava bush, Psidium guajava]

  3. tropical fruit having yellow skin and pink pulp; eaten fresh or used for e.g. jellies


Guavas (singular guava, ) are common tropical fruits cultivated and enjoyed in many tropical and subtropical regions.

Psidium guajava (common guava, lemon guava) is a small tree in the Myrtle family ( Myrtaceae), native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Although related species may also be called guavas, they actually belong to other genera, such as the "pineapple guava" Acca sellowiana.

Guava (disambiguation)

Guava are a type of tropical fruit, commonly from the species Psidium guajava, the "common guava". Guava may also refer to:

Usage examples of "guava".

The Hispaniolians locate their elysium in a pleasant valley abounding with guava, delicious fruits, cool shades, and murmuring rivulets, where they expect to live again with their departed ancestors and friends.

When he comes for dinner, it is I who ask Maude to stew guavas for him, and to make a custard to go with it.

In his twenty-three years at Chokoloskee, he had never seen sandflies so bad or guavas so plentiful.

Oranges, pineapples, bananas, strawberries, lemons, limes, mangoes, guavas, melons, and a rare and curious luxury called the chirimoya, which is deliciousness itself.

I remember the rainbow-coloured harbour of Honolulu Hilo, the simply joyous Arcadie at the foot of Mauna Loa, and Mauna Kea which lifted violet shoulders to the morning, the groves of cocoa-palms and tamarinds, the waterfalls dropping over sheer precipices a thousand feet into the ocean, the green embrasures where the mango, the guava, and the lovi lovi grow, and where the hibiscus lifts red hands to the light.

Its yellow plaster walls were cracked and overrun by pink bougainvillaeas and straggling guavas, the tin roof sported several visible holes, and the whole place gave off an air of mournful dilapidation.

The terrain was higher here, with a growth of crotons, calabash trees, custard apples and even guavas cactus.

Nutmeg, cinnamon, guava, fig and coconut-palm grew in the vast cultivations, and the strange jak tree with its heroic fifty-pound fruit hanging from the trunk, and its brother the breadfruit tree, in the guise of the champion of watermelon plants.

Then he's roasting a pitiful little sucking pig and making an avocado pear salad and we're to finish up with guavas and coconut cream.

There was a bottle of garlicky -criollo- sauce for the pork, a bowl of mixed green and black olives, and butter and guava jelly for the rolls.

On the way back they had all enjoyed various fruits they had acquired: bananas, oranges, passion fruit, cape gooseberries with their lanternlike husks, custard apples and guavas, avocados, coconuts, papayas, and pineapples.

On the way back they had all enjoyed various fruits they had acquired: bananas, oranges, passion fruit, cape gooseberries with their lanternlike husks, custard apples and guavas, avocados, coconuts, papayas and pineapples.

There were ginger and berries, mango, guava, Java plum, and of course bananas.

A typical Whip-pie dinner, served at high noon in the heat of the day, consisted of fish chowder, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, creamed cabbage cooked in ham fat, delicious chewy biscuits made of taro and drenched in butter, mashed potatoes, candied yams, pickled mango, alligator pear salad with heavy dressing, French bread with guava jelly, banana pie marvelously thick and rich, followed by coffee with cream, and cigars.

They both shook their heads, walking in silence for a while, until indeed they reached the market: and as they turned the corner they entered another world, crowded, busy, talkative, cheerful, full of colour - stalls with fruit and vegetables of every kind, brilliant in the mounting sun: plantains, bananas, papaws, guavas, oranges, limes, melons, pineapples, pigeonpeas, ockra, cream-fruit, sweet-sops, coco-nuts.