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guava (gwä´və), small evergreen tree or shrub of the genus Psidium of the family Myrtaceae (myrtle family), native to tropical America and grown elsewhere for its ornamental flowers and edible fruit. The fruit (a fleshy berry with many hard seeds) of the common tropical guava (P. guajava) is shaped like an apple or a pear and has white, pink, or red flesh (depending on the variety) with a sweet, musky flavor and, usually, a yellow rind. The strawberry guava (P. cattleyanum), native to Brazil, bears a red fruit with a rough rind and reddish pulp, supposedly strawberrylike in flavor. At the time of the Spanish explorations the guava was found from Peru to Mexico; in the United States it is now grown commercially in Florida and California, where it has also escaped cultivation and become naturalized. Much of the perishable fruit is made into jellies, beverages, and similar products. It is a rich source of minerals and of vitamins A and C. Guava is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Myrtales, family Myrtaceae.

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gua·va / ˈgwävə/ • n. 1. an edible pale orange tropical fruit with pink, juicy flesh and a strong, sweet aroma. 2. the small tropical American tree (genus Psidium) of the myrtle family that bears this fruit.

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guava Any of 100 species of fruit-bearing trees or shrubs native to tropical America and the West Indies. The large white flowers produce a berry-like fruit, usually yellow with white, pink or yellow flesh. Family Myrtaceae.

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guava Fruit of the central and south American tropical shrub Psidium guajava, eaten raw or preserved as guava jelly.

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guava

guava tropical Amer. tree. XVI (guayava, -avo). — Sp. guayaba, -abo, of S. Amer. orig.

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guava

guava See PSIDIUM.

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guava

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