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guayabo (plural guayabos)

  1. Obsolete form of guayaba.
    • 1819, Abraham Rees, The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary:
      Besides these trees, here are also the tamarind, the medlar, the sapote, the papayo, the guayabo, the casia, the palm, the mangaolo, and several others, most of which yield a wholesome and par latable fruit, as well as...
    • 1896, Bulletin of the International Bureau of the American Republics, page 317:
      ... the tatane is golden yellow; the pacara is dark red; the molle is black-brown; the lapacho is green, gray and black; the guayabo is deep red, veined with black and yellow; the palo ribera is dark cinnamon with red veins; the guayacan is black ...



Borrowed from Lokono guayabo (guava tree).


  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ɡwaˈʝabo/ [ɡwaˈʝa.β̞o]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ɡwaˈʃabo/ [ɡwaˈʃa.β̞o]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ɡwaˈʒabo/ [ɡwaˈʒa.β̞o]

  • Rhymes: -abo
  • Syllabification: gua‧ya‧bo


guayabo m (plural guayabos)

  1. guava tree
  2. (Colombia) hangover (illness caused by a previous bout of heavy drinking)
    Synonym: resaca

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