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fei·jo·a  audio  (f-zhô, -j-, -h-) KEY 

NOUN:
An evergreen shrub (Acca sellowiana syn. Feijoa sellowiana) native to South America and cultivated as an ornamental and for its sweet, tart fruit. Also called pineapple guava.

ETYMOLOGY:
New Latin Feijoa, former genus name, after João da Silva Feijó (1760-1824), Brazilian soldier and naturalist


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