From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
   [1913 Webster]
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