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feijoa (fiːˈdʒəʊə Pronunciation for feijoa



  1. an evergreen myrtaceous shrub, Feijoa sellowiana, of South America
  2. the fruit of this shrub

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin, named after J. da Silva Feijo, 19th-century Spanish botanist

Example Sentences Including 'feijoa'

Pungent feijoa vodka and Midori are muddled with kiwifruit and fresh lemon, then topped with some frothing fizz.
Australian News Misc (2004)
When we arrived, our personalised menu lay on the bed, along with a letter of welcome and a gift of organic feijoa liqueur.
New Zealand Herald (2003)


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