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.
the fruit, used for making jam, jelly, etc.
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How to use guava in a sentence
Wake up with fragrant herbal bush tea and warm johnnycakes, guava turnovers, or pain au chocolat.
I love the aromas of lilac and jasmine and the soft texture caressing my palate with flavors of passion fruit and guava.At just $10, this Italian red blend is your ideal chocolate dessert pairing | Dave McIntyre | October 28, 2021 | Washington Post
Imagine his surprise when, having filled his pipe, he found the flask had been upset and the guava had disappeared!The Animal Story Book | Various
Fruits which contain pectin but lack sufficient acid are peach, pear, quince, sweet apple and guava.A Little Preserving Book for a Little Girl | Amy Waterman
Guavas come in two varieties: red guava, which resembles the apple, and white guava, which resembles the pear.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The guama, a big strong tree of dense foliage, is used for a wind-break on the ridges; and the guava, for shade in the plantation.All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
And here too is the guava seller, with neatly sealed cans of the favorite preserve.Due South or Cuba Past and Present | Maturin M. Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for guava
any of various tropical American trees of the myrtaceous genus Psidium, esp P. guajava, grown in tropical regions for their edible fruit
the fruit of such a tree, having yellow skin and pink pulp: used to make jellies, jams, etc
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