What does guava mean?

Definitions for guava
ˈgwɑ vəgua·va

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word guava.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guava, strawberry guava, yellow cattley guava, Psidium littoralenoun

    small tropical shrubby tree bearing small yellowish fruit

  2. guava, true guava, guava bush, Psidium guajavanoun

    small tropical American shrubby tree; widely cultivated in warm regions for its sweet globular yellow fruit

  3. guavanoun

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


  1. guavanoun

    A tropical tree or shrub of the myrtle family, psidium guajava.

  2. guavanoun

    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 jellies. The meat is yellowish or pale green to pink in color.

  3. Etymology: Recorded since 1555, from guaya, a variant of guayaba, from guayabo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Guaiava, Guavanoun

    The flowers consist of five leaves, produced in a circular order, having many stamina or threads surrounding the ovary: the ovary is of a long tubulous figure, which becomes a fleshy fruit, crowned on the top, and containing many small hard seeds. The fruit, says Sir Hans Sloane, is extremely delicious and wholsome. They have only this inconvenience, that, being very astringent, they stop up the belly, if taken in great quantities. Philip Miller


  1. Guava

    Guava () is a common tropical fruit cultivated in many tropical and subtropical regions. The common guava Psidium guajava (lemon guava, apple guava) is a small tree in the myrtle family (Myrtaceae), native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. The name guava is also given to some other species in the genus Psidium such as strawberry guava (Psidium cattleyanum) and to the pineapple guava, Feijoa sellowiana. In 2019, 55 million tonnes of guavas were produced worldwide, led by India with 45% of the total. Botanically, guavas are berries.


  1. guava

    A guava is a tropical fruit native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. It's round or oval in shape, with light green or yellow skin and contains edible seeds. It's known for its sweet and slightly tangy flavor, as well as its high nutritional value, including high levels of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. The term 'guava' is also used to refer to the small tree on which the fruit grows.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guavanoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [Sp. guayaba the guava fruit, guayabo the guava tree; prob. fr. the native West Indian name.]


  1. Guava

    Guavas are plants in the Myrtle family genus Psidium, which contains about 100 species of tropical shrubs and small trees. They are native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Guavas are now cultivated and naturalized throughout the tropics and subtropics in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, subtropical regions of North America, Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guava

    gwä′va, n. a genus of trees and shrubs of tropical America, with yellow, pear-shaped fruit made into jelly. [Sp. guayaba—Braz.]

Matched Categories

How to pronounce guava?

How to say guava in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guava in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guava in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for guava

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for guava »


Find a translation for the guava definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"guava." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 17 Apr. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/guava>.

Discuss these guava definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for guava? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    malicious satisfaction
    A suffuse
    B abet
    C lucubrate
    D gloat

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for guava: