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GU`AVA, n. An American tree,and its fruit, of the genus Psidium. It is of two species,or rather varieties, the pyriferum or white guava, and pomiferum or red guava. The fruit or berry is large and oval-shaped, like a pomegranate, which it resembles in its astringent quality. The pulp is of an agreeable flavor,and of this fruit is made a delicious jelly.




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GU`AVA, n. An American tree,and its fruit, of the genus Psidium. It is of two species,or rather varieties, the pyriferum or white guava, and pomiferum or red guava. The fruit or berry is large and oval-shaped, like a pomegranate, which it resembles in its astringent quality. The pulp is of an agreeable flavor,and of this fruit is made a delicious jelly.


GUA'VA, n.

An American tree, and its fruit, of the genus Psidium. It is of two species, the pyriferum or white guava, and pomiferum or red guava. The fruit or berry is large and oval shaped, like a pomegranate, which it resembles in its astringent quality. The pulp is of an agreeable flavor, and of this fruit is made a delicious jelly. Encyc.


Gua"va
  1. 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.
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Guava

GU'AVA, noun An American tree, and its fruit, of the genus Psidium. It is of two species, or rather varieties, the pyriferum or white guava and pomiferum or red guava The fruit or berry is large and oval-shaped, like a pomegranate, which it resembles in its astringent quality. The pulp is of an agreeable flavor, and of this fruit is made a delicious jelly.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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