- A round or pear shaped tropical fruit from a tree, Psidium guajava, related to the myrtle and eucalyptus. It is the size of an orange, has a musky-smelling white to pink flesh containing a lot of edible seeds, and an inedible red skin which is removed before the fruit is used. It can only be eaten when ripe and does not travel well except by air freight. made into a jelly or available tinned in the west.
- noun an orange-coloured tropical fruit with pink flesh