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Definition of "guava" []

  • Any of various tropical American shrubs and trees of the genus Psidium, especially P. guajava, having white flowers and edible fruit. (noun)
  • The fruit of this plant, having sweet, usually reddish or pinkish flesh. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "guava" in a sentence
  • "Rich in vitamins A and C, guava is used to make desserts, candy, jam, juices and, of course, Mexico's thirst-quenching agua fresco."
  • "Native to tropical America, the guava is found in Mexican supermarkets year round, and in municipal markets in late summer and early fall, and again in early spring."
  • "Preserved and pickled guavas and confections made from what is known as guava paste are common, but guava jelly made from the pulp is probably the best known product."