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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An evergreen shrub (Acca sellowiana syn. Feijoa sellowiana) native to South America and cultivated as an ornamental and for its sweet, tart fruit.

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  • noun A South American evergreen shrub, Feijoa sellowiana, having sweet, tart fruit.

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  • noun dark-green kiwi-sized tropical fruit with white flesh; used chiefly for jellies and preserves
  • noun South American shrub having edible greenish plumlike fruit

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Feijoa, former genus name, after João da Silva Feijó, (1760–1824), Brazilian soldier and naturalist.]

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