from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the West Indies, a small tree of the myrtle family, Eugenia lineata, which bears juicy red fruits of the size of cherries, which are eaten raw, preserved, or made into cordial.


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  • Hoping to be imitated I chose the guava-berry; but without any immediately visible effect one officer took one and another the other.

    The Flower of the Chapdelaines


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